Is Your Dog A Good Free Play Candidate

If the following statements are mostly true then chances are good s/he will love Doggie Dude Ranch and ranch routines with other dogs.

OWNERS CHECKLIST

____My dog likes playing with other dogs

____My dog likes to be outdoors, sniffing or running around the yard

____I am not nervous when other dogs come to meet my dog

____I have not seen my dog be aggressive toward people or other dogs, not around his food bowl but in other circumstances

____My dog likes activity and wants to join in

____My dog doesn’t mind activity in other dogs but keeps to himself

____My dog likes attention and exercise

 

BEST* DOG BREEDS and MIXES FOR FREE PLAY BOARDING

The best doggie dudes for our style of dog care are the following

  • Labrador Retrievers
  • Golden Retrievers
  • Hounds and Sporting Breeds
  • Spaniels
  • Bassett Hounds
  • Beagles
  • Poodles
  • Great Danes
  • Doodles
  • English and French Bulldogs
  • Dachshunds
  • Schnauzers, most terrier breeds
  • Border Collies
  • Australian Shepherds
  • Cattle herding breeds:¬† Heelers, Corgis
  • Many others including mixes of all types
  • Small dogs that enjoy being outdoors must be over 10 lbs

 

*NOT SO GOOD BREEDS FOR FREE PLAY BOARDING

Protective breeds, or breeds with strong prey drives are generally not great at allowing free play in other dogs.  Examples would be some huskies, some shepherd breeds and mixes, pit bulls (Staffordshire Bull Terriers) and pit mixes, Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers, small fragile breeds like Yorkies, Chihuahuas, Maltese unless they like outdoors and are over 10 lbs.