Tuesday, June 2, 2015

PetSafe's Pet Park

   Our trip to the BlogPaws conference in Nashville was filled with firsts for Bentley and Pierre.  It was their first long road trip and the first time to ever stay in a hotel.  I will admit to being a little bit anxious as to how they would react.  To say that I was super proud of them is an understatement.  They traveled in their kennel like champs and slept a good deal of the way going and the entire way returning!  We did stop for a couple of potty breaks, but after five days of fun, they were exhausted.
PetSafe pet park sign
Photo courtesy of bybecka.com via BlogPaws


   Since the conference was pet-friendly there was a Pet Park sponsored by the amazing PetSafe Company.  It opened at 7:30 and closed at the end of the days’ events.  We don’t have access to a dog park in our city, so the boys have never played in a group of dogs.  They are both pretty easy-going.  Bentley doesn’t like to share his treats and will not share a bone but other than that, they are friends with everyone.  Fortunately, there were no bones available to the group and treats were handed out by the pet care workers. 
PetSafe Watering area in Pet Park
Photo courtesy of bybecka.com via BlogPaws

   There were several times that we chose to let them play instead of making them sit through sessions.  They aren’t good at taking notes and tend to gossip during lectures.  We decided they would have a better time playing with their new friends.  Being over-anxious parents, we snuck to the windows to check on them while they were playing.  They spotted us one time so we waved and hurried to our next class!
BlogPaws Pet Park
"Hey, Mom!  Look at my new buddies!"

   There was an outside covered area available but because the weather was iffy, they moved the Pet Park indoors.  I was very relieved.  It would have been scary for me to let them play outdoors off-leash even in an enclosed area.  Neither of them will respond to “Come” when they are sniffing or playing.  I would have been terrified that they would have bolted at the first opportunity.  Instead, they had a blast and were safely inside while we attended sessions.
PetSafe Pet Park employees with two tuxedo wearing dogs
"Every girl's crazy about a sharp-dressed dog!"
   We went to get them out one afternoon and the pet sitters smiled and asked us if we knew that Bentley sat up for long periods of time.  We laughed and said that we did.  Then they told us, “We took pictures and posted them all over the internet!  We’ve never seen anything like that before.  I mean he just sits there looking like he wants to talk!”  It was very funny, but I totally understand.  It can be shocking when you first see him sit that way for several minutes at a time!
Basset Hound begging treats
Photo courtesy of bybecka.com via BlogPaws


   I’d like to thank PetSafe, BlogPaws, and the Pet Park workers for providing a safe and friendly environment for my boys.
 

29 comments :

  1. Hehe, I see Pug and Molly in your shots of the buddies. :) I only dropped them off once since they were good about sleeping through the sessions but they had a good time. I was afraid they'd be upset if I left them but as soon as the gate opened they were off and playing with the other dogs - sure showed me!

    My room was on the first floor so I was constantly walking past the pet park. I saw Bentley playing (and howling) several times!

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  2. What a funny day you had at a dog park :o) I'm with you Bentley, I don't like to share treats&bones... butt I'm friendly and nice when I meet other doggies (except vizslas lol )
    easy rider

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  3. Our only regret is we don't have any photographic evidence of Bailie' escapes!

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  4. Mom checked it out and said it looked like a fun and happy place for the woofies.

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  5. Aww I am so glad they had a great time playing with their new friends! I think it's amazing that Bentley does that too. I can never get enough of those pics!!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  6. Looks like they had lots of fun out there!

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  7. Cool!

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

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  8. I love that Pet Safe always offers this option!

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  9. I am so glad they had so much fun!!! They looked so handsome!

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  10. Wow, furiends, sounds like an excellent time! You must have had a wonderful conference and I surely wish I had been there too. Wonder where it will be held next year?!?
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

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    1. Hey Sarge! It will be outside of Phoenix, Arizona next year! Tickets are on sale for half price until Friday!

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  11. Wow that is awesome! Maddie and Belle would love it; they are very social pugs. I'm glad yall had fun!

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  12. It's nice that there were some options for the dogs instead of sitting in the conference rooms all day. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

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  13. OMD OMD BENTLEY you were the FEATURED Speaker in the all impawtant Play area.... where all the GOOD stuffs were going on... not the Boring PEEP Blab Blab blabbbb BLABBBB stuffs... THAT is why you were sitting up there that way..
    OMD what a Wildly FUN time.... you got to play in a Dawg Park... and sleep in a HOTEL... what could be better than THAT... you all had a GRAND time and that is all that really matters. RIGHT?
    OMD we Love the picture of your mom BEGGING to get in with you... They are SOOOOO needy and such Big Worry warts, aren't they?

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  14. that is so cool they had somewhere for the dogs to have a time out and for the Moms and Dad to have a break too :)

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  15. What a fun time for all the doggies!

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  16. Sure looks like great fun for all!

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  17. Looks like you all had great funs, yay!
    After all the excitement of going there its good to see it was every bit as good as you expected
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  18. This is where our boys became friends! So glad they got to romp around. Bentley has a loud bark but is such a softie! Love these two!

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  19. It looks like the dog park was a hit. What a great way to make new furry friends.

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  20. Looks like the guys had a great time. Sorry we missed it.

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  21. It was amazing that PetSafe provided the pet park! I didn't take Brick to the park because I was a little bit hesitant about how we would react to that many other dogs, but it was still an awesome option to have! Looks like your pups had a great time!

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  22. How wonderful for them both. If they were there for only a few days - I know they were exhausted. Doggie Daycare wipes dogs out. #loveit

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  23. Too bad that they did the park indoor. For sure you guys had a PAWsome time. It's exhausting especially you drove anf got the dogs. Golden Woofs

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  24. Looks like everyone had a great time! Love the indoor park concept especially when it's hot and humid outside. Glad you made it back safe and sound. Looking forward to more Bentley & Pierre adventures.

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  25. I went to visit the dog park at one point, but there was only 4-5 dogs there at the time. But the young people taking care of them were so nice! I took some pictures but since none of the dogs would stand still, they didn't come out very well. :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  26. So nice they had that there for all the doggies and that they all got along so well.

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  27. Great photos of the boys playing in the park! We are also grateful to PetSafe for providing a safe place for our dogs to play during conference. They really needed a break to have some fun and play! It was so much fun to see them playing with Bentley, Pierre, Bailey, Harley & other of our blogger friends' dogs! PetSafe did a great job!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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