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Indoor Playtimes


Your dog must known to be friendly with unfamiliar dogs and people, and not show any defensive or threatening behavior when interacting with dogs or people. You attend with and are responsible for your dog. You assume all risk inherent in playtimes.

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Playtimes are supervised. The supervisor is there to enforce the Rules of Play (see below) which aid in maintaining a safe and clean environment. However, the supervisor cannot watch all dogs and people at all times. Each participant is responsible for their own dog's behavior.

Play Spaces

  • Minneapolis: One undivided play area, 2,400 square feet
  • St Paul: Two levels, 2,000 square feet each
    • Upstairs: Larger dogs
    • Downstairs: Small dogs/Puppies (< 25 lbs)

There is one playtime supervisor on premises. He or she will float between play areas to answer questions and facilitate Rules of Play.

Indoor Play Experience - Not for everyone.

Indoor play can be more intense than at outdoor parks due to the enclosed space. Come expecting high arousal especially during the first 15 - 20 minutes. Not all dogs can handle this intense energy level. There is not sufficient space to move away if desired. Hence, some dogs that play well at an outdoor dog park may not do well in this environment. They may be overwhelmed or even become aggressive. Other dogs become too aroused to play nicely. The playtime supervisor may deem this to be the case with your dog and require your dog to leave. If this is required within the first 15 minutes, your fee will be refunded.

Not All Dogs Can Play With All Dogs, In All Situations

Dogs come in various sizes, intensity levels, behaviors and play styles. Not all dogs get along with all dogs all the time. We may require a dog to leave if s/he is not a good fit for the majority of the dogs in that particular play session. This dog may even be friendly, but trigger aggressive behavior due to a mismatch in behavior. Please politely respect the opinion of the supervisor, despite feeling extremely disappointed.

Inherent Risk

During any gathering of dogs, there is a risk of injury or illness. This could be from jumping, running, body contact, a bite, or saliva from another dog. You assume this risk by arriving on the premises of the playtime.

Rules of Play

  • Only dogs who are known to play well with unfamiliar dogs and people may attend. If you are not sure, you may not bring your dog. Your dog must not have any prior incident of aggression.
  • One dog per handler. Exceptions can be made as your dogs become known to the individual supervisors be easy to manage.
  • Your dog must eliminate before entering the building.
  • There will be a break within the first 15 minutes of the session for an additional potty break. The excitement of play increases the need to eliminate even though it happened before you came in.
  • You must be an active participant and stick with your dog during play.
  • You must clean up after your dog and dispose of waste in outdoor receptacles. Cleaning supplies are provided.
  • No toys unless specifically allowed by the supervisor.
  • If your dog is difficult to manage or displays any aggressive behaviors, you will be asked to leave.
  • You must sign a waiver of liability and assumption of risk to enter.
  • You must respect the direction of the supervisor.

Price & Session Information

Playtimes are one hour sessions. The price is $10 for one session, or $40 for 5 sessions. Playtime sessions and packages are purchased online during the playtime registration process (below). No refunds will be issued within 2 hours of scheduled start time for playtime, or for no-shows. The exception would be if you are asked to leave within 15 minutes of the playtime starting as listed in section "Indoor Play Experience - Not for Everyone".

Register: You Must Pre-register Online To Hold A Spot (space is strictly limited)

See below for registration information. Playtimes during severe weather are the most popular, and space is strictly limited.

Please call us if you can no longer attend, so we can open up your spot.

Our Winter 2015-2016 Playtimes will be offered at our St. Paul facility on Saturday afternoons and at our Minneapolis facility on Sunday mornings. At this time, those are the only options we have for playtimes.

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