Where to Take Your Dog to Play This Winter in Milwaukee

Fun for Fido

Just like the other members of the family, dogs need a place to release some pent-up energy in the winter. So change things up (while staying warm) at the Canine Enrichment Center (1365 Arrowhead Rd., Grafton), where canines and their humans can play in a comfortable indoor place.

The 2,000-square-foot facility is one of the only places in the region that has an open gym, welcoming all ages and all breeds. Reserve time in 30-minute blocks for access  to the equipment and toys that enhance relationships and training concepts.

There are even furry friend play dates available if two dogs have an established, positive play history. Looking for something more structured? The “Tricks Just for Kicks” drop-in class schools your pooch (and you!) in one new stunt per session.

Rates vary, depending on the level of staff assistance. For more information, visit their website

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Jenna Kashou is a writer, storyteller and journalist specializing in lifestyle and culture feature writing for print and web. She is a frequent contributor to Milwaukee Magazine, MKE Lifestyle Magazine, The Business Journal and more. She was chosen as the fifth writer in residence at the historic Pfister Hotel where she wrote about and photographed guests and events. A Milwaukee native, Kashou has lived abroad and visited far-flung locales like Greece, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, and Argentina. She has always had an enormous sense of pride for her hometown and spreads this Milwaukee love everywhere she goes.