Several volunteers and a celebrity dog trainer, Brad Pattinson, were down in Cancun, but not on vacation.
They were looking for feral dogs, wild dogs who live their entire lives on the streets.
They are helping these wild dogs as well as learning to be better trainers themselves.
"The whole part of it was dealing with feral dogs in natural settings.
We were watching things with our eyes at real speed with these fast, wild dogs so now with domesticated dogs, we can see things are slower compared to feral dogs and we can learn from that."
The group helped local animal rescue groups to spay and neuter the dogs so that the stray population would hopefully be decreased.
The group learned how dogs communicate and how to communicate with other dogs.
"There was one capture we were doing when we had one dog and he then communicated to his pack.
Within seconds, four dogs came towards us from out of the jungle. It was scary but we learned from it.
Each dog is a puzzle and it’s about finding out about each dog. A lot of it is understanding dog behavior. We don’t always understand how they communicate."
So now that they've gotten some serious hands on experience they can all go back to their respective lives and dog boutiques and train and teach how to train dogs more effectively.
Seems like everyone wins in this situation.