I am willing to organize a Connecticut play date if everyone who is interested sends me a private message. If you have a date and place that you can suggest then I will organize it all under one posting or PM you back with the info and ask for your input.
It seems we are scattered over the state and LJilly28 would even drive from Maine to hike at the West Thompson Dam in Putnam, CT! I have never been to West Thompson Lake but it must be amazing! From the postings so far, I see that the following have been suggested:
- Hike at the West Thompson Lake and Dam, Putnam, CT
- Renting a room at Tails U Win where I train in Manchester. I don't think that it is terribly expensive.
- Glastonbury dog park (no dogs under 4 months allowed)
- Bicentennial Park in Berlin, CT. Has a large field area and hiking trails through woods and ponds. I live in Berlin and it is located in the exact center of the state (no joke..the stake marking the center is on my road!)
- South Windsor dog park
Another suggestion is that I have a friend who belongs to the Oxford Obedience Club in Oxford, CT. She may be able to rent a ring/room area for us a very reasonable cost. However, this may be a long haul for people living north of Hartford.
I am not really comfortable in letting my dog off leash unless he is in an enclosed area. If we did a dog park, I most likely would keep a 20 foot long line on him. He is still in puppy kindergarten and does not have a reliable recall. However, if met in one of the training rings/rooms he would be fine off leash. He goes to daycare every week and plays with up to 15 dogs at a time.
Please let me know if you are still interested and I will try my best to figure something out. I thought a date in April would be best as it will hopefully be warmer by then.