I love doing group stays with the dogs for a few reasons.
Number 1- it makes for great pictures!
Number 2- It helps them calm down. With 4 young and rambunctious pups around, it was easy for them to get worked up. It seemed like the more they ran around, the crazier they got. So each play session ended with a quick sit or down stay practice to help everyone transition into "quiet time." I used to do this with Skye in the evening during our first few months together, when she would work herself into such a frenzy that I was ready to pull my hair out every single night. It worked then, and it works now. Thank God.