SOURCE: Park Cities Obedience School

March 11, 2008 11:26 ET

Park Cities Obedience School Offers Top 10 Dog-Friendly Ideas for Spring Break

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Park Cities Obedience School ( is reminding families to consider the needs of their dog during Spring Break. Park Cities Obedience School, a leading provider of dog training, boarding and day care services in the Dallas area, has compiled a top 10 list of dog-gone good ideas for spring break.

Most of Park Cities Obedience School's top 10 dog-friendly ideas for Spring Break focus on activities owners and their dogs can enjoy together. Through these activities, people learn to better communicate with their dogs and dogs have a better opportunity to learn good manners.

"To have worry-free fun with your dog outside, we encourage all dog owners to enroll in either private lessons or group classes," said Phil Marr, owner of Park Cities Obedience School, who has been training dogs for nearly 40 years. "The best dog training focuses on teaching dog owners effective techniques that they can use on their own from that point forward."

Park Cities Obedience School's top 10 dog-friendly ideas for Spring Break include:

1.  Do some refresher obedience training. Whether on your own or guided by
    a trainer, set aside time to reinforce the fundamentals, such as voice
2.  Scout a new route every day for a different 30-minute walk. Your dog
    will be thrilled by the variety.
3.  Arrange a play date for your dog with friends or neighbors. This can
    help establish social skills.
4.  Set up an agility course and give it a try. All dogs enjoy mental and
    physical challenges.
5.  Go through your dog's old stuff and consider donating the items to a
    rescue or animal shelter.
6.  Drop your dog off for an active day of doggie day care. You both will
    enjoy some "me" time.
7.  Take your dog to one of the area dog parks. Be alert and attentive at
    all times.
8.  Take a hike with your dog. Getting away from the pavement can be an
    important bonding experience.
9.  Look into getting your dog certified as a therapy dog. The process is
    simple and, once certified, you and your dog can brighten someone's day
    with visits to hospitals and nursing homes.
10. If you are leaving town, let your dog have a vacation while you're
    away. Board your dog somewhere that emphasizes play and activity.

Marr encourages owners to continuously seek to incorporate activities that provide fun opportunities for exercise and mental challenges into a dog's daily routine. These can boost the relationship, reduce boredom and lessen the chances that a dog will have behavior problems.

Park Cities Obedience School offers comprehensive dog training and dog care services, including private and group dog training classes, a two-week doggie boot camp board & train program, overnight dog boarding with day care privileges and doggie day care to keep dogs active and happy during the day. Call 214-369-7267 or e-mail to schedule a tour.

About Park Cities Obedience School

Park Cities Obedience School & Dog Daycare is a full service pet obedience training, dog boarding and doggie day care facility. Family owned and operated, it has been helping families who live or work in Highland Park, University Park and North Dallas train and care for their dogs for decades. For more information, visit

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