How To Enjoy The Dog Park

Thu July 19th, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

IT TAKES ALL OF US

Like any place were dogs and people play there will be some who aren’t going to play by the rules. Some people think that they rule the dog park, won’t discipline their dogs, pick up the poop, or act like there are others present.

Take steps to make it enjoyable. Put the rules in writing. If there is a sign stating all the rules there will not be an excuse for breaking them.

PUPPY VISITS

It is important to educate your puppy early as to the ways of the world. If a puppy has a chance to get use to other dogs at a young age they will be socialized and won’t feel threatened by the other dogs.

JUST IN CASE

In case a dog gets aggressive you should carry an extra choke chain. Some people don’t leave their dogs collars on at the park.

If you have a dog that keeps being aggressive you should let them know that kind of behavior will not be tolerated.

NO TREATS BRING WATER

Bring your own water and water bowl as you don’t know what kind of germs other dogs may be carrying.

BE A RESPONSIBLE GUEST

Someone may be new to the park so let them know the rules regarding picking up their dogs poop and aggressive behavior.

SAFETY IN NUMBERS

If you are a regular at the park try to get to know some of the other owners so if there is a problem you will have backup.