An indoor dog run for humans who care deeply about their dog’s exercise, safety, and mental stimulation!
What is an Open Gym?
Open Gyms are an indoor dog run for members of the AGDT community. During an Open Gym, an AGDT trainer monitors our playroom while dogs and humans socialize. The trainer keeps things safe and focused while the dogs get the exercise, mental stimulation, and regular socialization that they need to thrive. Open Gyms were created in response to enthusiastic requests from clients who struggled to find safe and engaging opportunities for their dogs to play once they were too old to participate in Puppy Socials.
Who can participate?
In order to keep Open Gyms safe, we require that all dogs participate or have previously participated in AGDT training. That means, you should enroll in a class or a private session before booking an Open Gym. This is mandatory, because we must ensure that all dogs who attend are completely and totally comfortable spending time romping with other dogs off leash. It is an excellent idea to attend Open Gyms while you are enrolled in class, because you and your dog will have a chance to practice the new skills you are learning under the watchful eye of one of our experienced trainers.
All dogs who participate in open gyms MUST be completely friendly and comfortable playing with other dogs and humans. Dogs must also be reasonably quiet during play (excessive barking could overstimulate other dogs or irritate our neighbors). If you need help working on either of these issues, we recommend setting up private sessions instead.
How much does it cost?
Open Gyms run 3 times per week. It is $150/10-pack or $30 to drop in.