Thank you for taking time to review our property. We are so happy that you had a wonderful visit! We have a variety of doggies that visit Barkwells through out the year, many repeat guests and also many first time guests. Our first time guests are some times more hesitant to take their dogs off leash because this is a new environment to them and they have never been in a place where they have had as much freedom to run and play. We usually have a common area full of guests, two and four legged. I am sure that when you visit again you will be able to experience that. We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you again.