One of our favourite things to do in the summer is to attend dog-friendly events.
Living in Vancouver, we are a dog-loving city. There are doggos everywhere and people love to get out and explore beautiful, supernatural BC with their furry friends.
But not all dogs are ready to attend pet-friendly events. More often than not, they require some training and socialization before they really enjoy going out to busy places.
At every single pet event I have ever intended (including the BlogPaws conference which should be 100% pet owners who KNOW BETTER), I’ve met pets who just aren’t ready to be there.
I get it.
Imagine you’re a dog and your whole world is made up primarily of a small handful of people and then all of the sudden, you’re dragged out into a busy event filled with weird noises, funny smells, and a metric crap ton of people – all of whom want to pet you. It would be so overwhelming.
With just a little work, you can help get your dog ready to rock it at pet events.
How many of these dog-friendly event skills does your dog already know? How many do you still need to work on?
If you aren’t there yet, that’s OK! Our dogs are always growing and learning. Just because they aren’t ready to fo to a pet event today, doesn’t mean they can’t learn. Work on these skills and work towards it.