August 14th, 2008

Zodichew

Zodi Goes To Day Camp

 Sometimes when you have a puppy they just need to play with another dog or dogs. At my house neither jaime or Devon wants to play much with Zodi. She's big and she likes to body slam so Devon wants nothing to do with her anymore. He walks by here with his head low in hopes she won't notice him.  Jaime doesn't enjoy playing with her because she likes to sink her teeth into his ruff and hang on him. 

So I did something I've never done before and took her to day camp at a place nearby that's run by a friend of mine. I've always been pretty wary of camps in case the mix of dogs isn't right but I was able to be there as they formed Zodi's play group and was comfortable with the puppies in the group. They were all  nice puppies, all about her size and age and they were in a large enough paddock to run around but not so large that the attendant couldn't reach them to intervene really quickly.

I only left her for 3 hours since this was the first time and I didn't want her to get too tired. She didn't seem stressed when I left and she obviously had a good time because she wasn't in a hurry to leave and really likes her attendant, Harris. I'm thrilled because she fell asleep as soon as she got into the car and has been asleep ever since she got home and ate dinner. It's nice that Jaime and Devon can just relax and chew their chewies without being pestered by their little sister. 

I'll definitely do this again.