Off Leash Areas - Central Indiana
Hello Everyone, so this is maybe two questions rolled into one. I have been reading on this forum how bad dog parks can be and I have honestly never had any desire to go to one, BUT I would like to find areas where I can safely take my 4 month old pup to have off leash fun. Honestly, with our older dog, when he was younger we would drive around looking for obviously neglected tennis courts and other such large fenced in areas. Our yard is fenced, but small. Someone bought me a nice new chuck it! toy for our new gal and I would love to actually be able to use it. I could throw a ball to the other side of our yard with my left hand (I am right handed).
Also, other good options for playing with other dogs besides dog parks? Let me explain that we have realized we are mostly friends with cat people, the few people we know with dogs are either 1. really tiny purse dogs 2. highly dog reactive or 3. old dogs with no desire to play with a pup. Our girl, Abby, currently plays with our other dog and 3 dogs that belong to one of my husband's employees. Two of those dogs are under 10 pounds and the other is a female GSD who is dog reactive to dogs her size. For now she likes Abby, we know this will change soon.
Is dog on dog play over rated? She did make one friend in her puppy class but she is also a super tiny dog, maybe all of 3-4 pounds right now, our girl is inching towards 30. Thanks for any suggestions! I found something tonight called "Zoom Rooms" which are private dog parks for up to 3 dogs to play in (you rent out time for a room) but the closest one to Indy is 3 hours away and Indiana is not even on their list of states they will consider for franchises. In the meantime we take walks around the neighborhood and hikes by the creek in the woods which is still quite fun.
Last edited by MaggieRoseLee; 08-13-2013 at 11:10 AM.