Last June I wrote about attending a Yappy Hour at a friend's home. This past Friday afternoon a good friend who lives on 10 acres had a bunch of people, most who had never met before, over for a 'Yappy Hour 2'. We headed toward the back of the property for the dogs to run and play, it is 99.9% fenced with 6 ft chain link, except the gate at the front no longer closes. My guys stay fairly close so I was not worried, they investigated all the back and got along wonderfully with 2 JRTs, a white Boxer, one Brittany, several terrier mixes, a Pug, a mini- Aussie, etc. I didn't do a head count but would guess around 15 assorted dogs. We all had a few glasses of wine then as it got dark, we headed inside?yes, inside, all humans AND dogs!
My friend had 3 kinds of chili and snacks. We were inside for about 3 hours and only twice did one of her terrier mixes get snarky, and a brief time-out had him happily back in the mix. Mine of course begged, got a few nibbles here and there, but there was not a moment of any food or chewie resource guarding, as the dogs swapped out chews and toys. I know mine are good, but even I was shocked at how very good they were, as well as all the assorted other large and small dogs! At one point every human left the dining room and of course Nicky got into a chair and was about to "snack" when she was busted!
I still think my friend was nuts to have an INDOOR Yappy Hour with food! But it was quite a hoot. And my basenjis were praised by everyone for their good manners. Miracles never cease!
Anne in Tampa