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Social club’s clientele off the leash

Previous Photo: A smiling pooch strikes a pose in the doggie booth.
Owners of sPAW City Social Club Amy and Keith Augustine pose in the doggie booth. 
Photos Submitted.

Previous Photo: A smiling pooch strikes a pose in the doggie booth. Owners of sPAW City Social Club Amy and Keith Augustine pose in the doggie booth. Photos Submitted. Heather Bohm-Tallman

— Knowing how your dog will behave around other dogs and making sure your dog is healthy before having them socialize is important, Lucas said.

“Go in with an understanding of your dog and be respectful of other owners and their dogs,” she said.

For many dog owners, Friday’s opening was a greatly appreciated change of pace.

“They love running around like this. We bring them to the dog park in Saratoga, but some days it’s really cold,” said Victoria, of Saratoga Springs, who was there with her black Labrador Bella and Yorkie Zoe.

Jaime, also of Saratoga Springs, arrived with her two Weimaraners, Parker and Winston.

“This is so much easier (than an outdoor park) and I feel more comfortable and safer here,” she said.

Heather Bohm-Tallman of HBT Photo was on hand to greet the canines and capture their antics while in the park, or when they were able to strike a pose at a doggy booth. She has four dogs and said the secret to getting the dogs on camera is all about being patient. She was also welcoming of the indoor park concept.

“There are many people out there, myself included who do not feel comfortable having their dogs off-leash in an open area dog park,” she said.

Pam, Mark and Emma of Saratoga Springs enjoyed the park with their Golden retriever Daisy.

“We haven’t ever been to anything indoors like this,” said Pam who thought Daisy would likely be coming back.

“It’s good for her socialization. She’ll play with another dogin the back yard, but that’s about it,” said Mark.

Twelve-year-old Emma thought the park was a great experience and “really good” for Daisy. Emma had a large part in her dog’s training and was happy to see her run around having fun with the other dogs.

The social club will be adding 1,200 square feet for anoff-leash play area that will also be available to rent for private parties,trainers, pet focused events and more.

For more information about Lazy Dog Cookie Company, visit lazydogcookies.com. For more information on the sPAW City Social Club, including park rules, search for the group on Facebookor email Keith at info@lazydogcookies.com

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