Dogs at animal shelter enjoy day of playing together

Aimee Sadler, with the Southhampton Animal Foundation, works with a dog at as she teaches a workshop thats focus was to train from around the state about how to run doggie play groupos for the shelter dog, in Gainesville Saturday April 27, 2013.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer

Published: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:49 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:49 p.m.

Yes, dogs can smile. And there were plenty of canine grins at Alachua County Animal Services on Saturday.

Groups of dogs were scampering around the outdoor playground, chasing each other and working up the dog equivalent of a runner's high. A typical scene at a dog park, but not typical at all at an animal shelter.

It was part of a daylong workshop to train staff from about 60 shelters throughout Florida and Georgia on how to let groups of

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    • matiosaosbourne
    • April 28, 2013

    Well, is bad how they have some deformations in their paws, but it not makes their talent worse than others!

    • Jan müller
    • April 28, 2013

    how did you get your dogs to play the guitar?

    • Cameron Owens
    • April 28, 2013

    No problem. I’m afraid I’ve never heard of that. Send me some more info, I’ll check it out

    • BON3SHAK3R
    • April 28, 2013

    Hahaha in truth I’m an athiest so its all win for me if Im proven wrong n ur idea is true 😉

    • leisuresuitluke
    • April 28, 2013

    i am a master dog trainer, ive seen this technique before. they used the ‘consistency in training’ style. also, as a master dog breeder i can tell they have been bread over many generations to grow opposable thumbs which helps with dressing themselves.

    • Luna Cole
    • April 28, 2013

    haha so sweet xD

    • Speed Wiz
    • April 28, 2013

    hahaha, cool!

    • kocotinho
    • April 28, 2013


    • Weslag1
    • April 28, 2013

    “how did you get your dogs to play the guitar?”

    Not very well, apparently, since there is no guitar used in that video… that’s a mandolin.

    • Wanderson Cruz
    • April 28, 2013

    LOL hahahahahha cool!!!

    • Eaglemanmm400
    • April 28, 2013

    Duling Dogs!

    • LIGHTandSTR0NG
    • April 28, 2013

    omg… thouse dogs have human hands!!


    • maggles19
    • April 28, 2013

    Just saw this on the German news. What a great idea to get your dogs to play this tune. We do a line dance to this music!!

    • baugherpgaynellen
    • April 28, 2013

    The court, since it appears to me personally, does not have any opinion about them.

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