OUT & ABOUT SOCIAL GET TOGETHERS
"Out & About" social sessions are about having fun with your companion dog in public. Every week we take our dogs to new places, where they train in and around the public. Sometimes we take them to dinner and dog friendly places, other times we visit a mall. This is a true test of how your dog behaves in public! It is also a great opportunity to show off your training to others. This is the "unofficial" Partners Demo Team, and also includes trainers and instructors.
Prerequisites for joining our Out & About group
Joining our Out & About group is a privilege. The members of the group work hard to be ambassadors for Partners Dog Training School, and for dogs in general. Dogs must be certified and handlers must agree to be respectful and courteous of others.
Special places we have been to
The following few places have been extremely welcoming of our "Out & About" Social group. Stop in and visit them, and tell them we sent you. Of course, we would love for you to support them as well. Us "dog people" need to help each other!
Lucy Store (Kierland)
Lucy Store is managed by Kerry. They have been awesome to us, and helped sponsor our dog-food drive to support homeless pets. They have also allowed us to train in their store, and put up with us buggin' them on a weekly basis. 15205 N Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ (480.948.5285)
Dog Friendly Places we have visited
▶ Lucy Store (Kierland)
Lucy is a great place to visit (See above)
▶ Biltmore Shopping Center
Biltmore Shopping Center in Phoenix is a great place to take your dog. Many of the stores allow dogs, but please maintain good control at all times.
▶ Westgate Shopping Center
Westgate over on the West side is a fun and entertaining place to train and hang out with your dogRead about Westgate
▶ Kierland Commons
Kierland just off Scottsdale Road is the place to be seen in Scottsdale. (With your dog of course)
▶ Old Town Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale, while famous for its clubs and nightlife, is also a great place to visit with your dogs.
▶ Tempe Town Lake
Tempe Town Lake is a great place to take your dog hiking or boating.
▶ Mill Avenue
We love Mill Avenue. It has some great places to eat, and most are dog friendly.
▶ Phoenix Zoo (NO PERSONAL PETS ALLOWED)
The Phoenix Zoo is an awesome place to go with the family. We love visiting the Phoenix Zoo with our working service dogs. It is an awesome place to see animals in natural habitats. (The Zoo also allows us to work with our dog in those conditions, but under very tight control.)
If you have the opportunity to see Zoo Lights, definitely do it!
PLEASE NOTE: NO PERSONAL PETS ARE ALLOWED AT THE PHOENIX ZOO!!!
The only dogs allowed at the zoo are SERVICE DOGS or SERVICE DOGS IN TRAINING
Per the Zoo: "The only animals allowed to accompany visitors are trained and vaccinated service animals. When a service animal does come to the Zoo, a Park Ranger escorts the guest and their party around grounds to ensure that the animal does not enter areas of the Zoo that our Chief Veterinarian has deemed sensitive to our animal collection or to the service animal."
▶ Downtown Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix is the home of the Diamondbacks and Suns. Lots of shops and places to visit. Not everyone is dog friendly so please be respectful.
▶ Scottsdale Quarter
We have had a mixed response to visiting here. Management is NOT happy about dogs, but we have been there on one occasion when we were in the area. We would love to have a better relationship with them, so if anyone knows who to reach, please let us know..... (Remember to keep it positive)
Do you have any suggestions on where you would like to visit?
Let us know, and we will contact them and inquire.
We love new things; new places and new people!
(Please note we always try and visit a new location before taking our entire group)
Can we visit your place????
Do you have a place we can visit?
Are you a business owner; and you would like us to visit, or you would let us visit, please email us and let us know. We are ALWAYS looking for NEW and EXCITING dog friendly places to hang out and train at.