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Today we’re going to find out if Disneyland is the happiest place on earth for doggies too.
We took our guide dog puppy, Dublin to Downtown Disney when he was about 6 months old, but we usually don’t take our guide dog pups to the actual Disneyland park until they’re over 12 months old. In fact we sometimes don’t take our puppy’s in training to Disneyland at all if we don’t think they’re ready for the hustle and bustle of people, activities, characters, sights, sounds, and smells of a theme park.
If you’re thinking about taking your puppy in training to Disneyland be prepared to turn right around and head home if you notice your puppy stressing out from all the activity. You don’t want your pup to be frightened of the happiest place on earth. Lucky for us we have a Disney Passport that gets us in and out of Disneyland and California Adventure Parks just about any day of the year.
So without further adieu check out this weeks episode of Puppy In Training TV!
Episode 17 – Dogs At Disneyland
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Dogs At Disneyland Transcription
Can you tell where Dublin and I are? That’s right it’s the happiest place on earth! Disneyland. Welcome to this episode of Puppy In Training TV!
Guide Dog Puppy Training Starring DUBLIN
With Linus Aussie Shepherd Rescue
Also Colby The Human
And Stetson Career Changed Guide Dog
First stop at Disneyland navigating the parking structure to the tram.
Then Heading Down 4 flights of stairs
Next…we worked on weaving in and out of the poles on the way to the tram. A good exercise in heeling before entering the amusement park.
And now…boarding the tram.
Getting from the parking lot to Disneyland is an adventure in itself. After walking the parking structure, stairs, and weaving…our final leg is the tram ride. Dublin kept asking “are we there yet?”
Finally! Exit the tram and on to Disneyland! The happiest place on earth! And time to work on Dublin’s Puppy Training in Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy.
As we started our adventure down main street we noticed everything was setup for Halloween
I put Dublin in a sit-stay while we watched this horse and trolley go by.
That’s Gentry down there with Dublin. She’s going to be our tour guide at Disneyland today.
We started off our journey by walking through frontierland…past the Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyers Island…up the short flight of stairs and to one of our favorite spots the Haunted Mansion.
If you go to Disneyland during the holidays make sure you visit the Haunted Mansion. The entire ride gets revamped for the Nightmare Before Christmas.
We left the Haunted Mansion and right outside was Splash Mountain…Dublin looked up at me and said I want to go on that ride!
Sorry Bud…it looks like you’re a little to short for Splash Mountain. Maybe when you’re older.
How about we go on the Winnie the Pooh ride instead.
Alright…if you want a little more adventure then lets take the ferry to Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyers Island.
As you can see the ferry ride made Gentry a little overly excited.
Pirate’s lair was pretty cool. We saw some geese. Sat on the stage. Lots of stairs and uneven places for the pups to walk including this bouncy suspension bridge.
We also found a spot for the pups to pump for gold. You two have to work harder then that.
Dublin and Gentry said “Is this the gold we were pumping for” Make sure you two guard the gold! If not you go to the bone prison.
It looks like Dublin and Gentry were snoozing on the job because they ended up in prison
Hey wait for us! Dublin wanted to ride the Mark Twain boat, but we were a little too late…plus I didn’t tell him, but you can’t catch that boat from tom sawyers island.
Instead we hopped back on the ferry and headed back to the mainland where the pirate band awaited us.
Back on the Disney mainland we visited the Big Thunder Ranch Halloween Roundup and saw some awesome pumpkin carvings.
Dublin and Gentry posed in front of this pumpkin head dude.
Then Dublin went over to the donkey, Pocahontas to say hello.
Disneyland is puppy in training friendly and has designated spots throughout the park for relieving your puppy…Good Busy Dublin!
After Dublin and Gentry both went potty we went over to Fantasy Land and visited the Snow White’s Scary Adventure, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, and one of our favorites Peter Pan’s Flights.
After fun in Fantasyland headed over to Tomorrowland for the spooky Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Sorry Dublin you’re too short for this one too.
It had been a long day so we started walking back down main street past the giant mickey pumpkinhead. Then headed out the exit back to the tram.
Dublin was pretty tired on the tram ride back so we hopped off and started our walk back through the parking lot for the car ride home.
As we walk off into the parking lot sunset we’d like to thank you for joining us for this episode of Puppy In Training TV.
A special thanks to Denise and Gentry for showing us around Disneyland today
Our Final Thoughts On Dogs At Disneyland
Dublin was the second puppy in training we took to Disneyland and while he was a very good boy throughout the day his reactions and behavior were much different then our first guide dog pup, Stetson. We took both pups on a few rides and Stetson really could care less what was going on around him and for the most part just lied down by my feet. Dublin was more interested and wanted to peek out and watch all the activity going on. Both pups did great and showed no anxiety in front of the crowds and different, sights, smells, and sounds.
While Disneyland may not be a puppy in trainings happiest place on earth I do think that our pups happiest place on earth is by the side of his owner/handler no matter where they may be. Thanks to Disneyland for being such a puppy in training friendly park and thanks to Denise and Gentry for being our tour guides for the day.
Have any of you taken your pups in training to Disneyland or any theme park? If so, tell us about your experience in the comment section below.
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