Woodbridge, Va. (PRWEB) October 4, 2007
Dog lovers have a new alternative for canine activities in Prince William County. Professional Paws, a doggie daycare in Woodbridge, is opening its doors on Sunday afternoons, beginning Oct. 7, as an indoor dog park.
The new play time offering is an option for dog owners seeking a safe, off-leash activity for their canine companions.
"All dogs, big and small, need exercise," says Kim Kamphaus, operations manager and co-owner of Professional Paws and a certified professional dog trainer. "The only way for them to get the exercise they really need is to allow them to run. Our indoor facility is set up with that goal in mind."
Professional Paws is a 6,000 square foot facility with rubber flooring and fence dividers for grouping dogs comparable in size and play style. The facility is also climate-controlled to ensure physical comfort for the dogs in all seasons.
"Unfortunately, Prince William County does not have an official off-leash dog park," states Robin Bennett, owner of All About Dogs, Inc. and author of Off-Leash Dog Play. "Professional Paws and its Sunday afternoon playgroups will offer residents a dog park-like experience but in a safe, indoor setting. Our county's dog owners now have a great alternative for enjoying time with their dogs and fellow dog lovers."
The playgroups will be from 1-5 p.m., with the first two hours reserved for larger dogs and puppies over 30 pounds and five months of age; the latter two-hour segment will serve dogs weighing less than 30 pounds and puppies under 5-months-old. A fee of $15 per dog, per session will be charged and owners must accompany their dog for the duration of play.
"Besides healthy exercise, group play is also an opportunity to learn and practice good canine manners," adds Kamphaus. "Properly socialized dogs make the best family pets."
According to Kamphaus, playgroup attendees will have to verify current vaccinations. Dogs will be refused or dismissed if there are health concerns or inappropriate behaviors, such as aggressive play. "Our ultimate goal is safety for all involved - dogs and humans," she says.
For full details on the indoor dog park and Professional Paws, visit http://www.professionalpaws.com or call 703.497.1893.
About Professional Paws
As one of Northern Virginia's fastest growing "dog" companies, Professional Paws promises a positive experience with lifelong benefits for dogs and family pet owners. With doggie daycare, mid-day dog walking, Sunday playgroups, and in-home pet-sitting services, we meet all your dog care needs.
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