Dog Park Etiquette

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The success of any off-leash dog park rests with everyone thinking first and using their common sense.  Dog parks are wonderful if we follow the general rules of safety (ie: by-law) and courtesy (ie: etiquette).  Here are some points to consider when attending the off-leash dog park.

First Timers:
Before you attend for the first time an off-leash dog park, you should:

  • Consult your veterinarian about your dog’s overall health before going.
  • Make sure your dog is up-to-date on his/her vaccinations.
  • Ensure you have a current dog licence.
  • Go to the dog park on off-peak period so he/she gets accustomed to the park.
  • Don’t bring an overly excited dog into the park; take him on a walk before.
  • Know your dog’s temperament, if your dog is aggressive, dominant, overly insecure or fear-aggressive, it might be wise to work on remedying those behaviours before going to the park.
  • Have your dog eliminate before going to the park.
  • Watch your dog like he’s a toddler at a playground. Pay attention and know where your dog is and what it’s up to at all times.

 

What to Bring:
Here is a list of things that you should consider having on you when visiting any dog park.

  • Dog Bags, because you never know when the dispensers will run out.
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Leash for every dog you bring to the park (max 3 dogs)
  • Notebook, Camera or Camera-Phone, if someone is contravening the rules of the dog park, take note and pictures - try to get a licence plate number of their car.

 

General Courtesy/Etiquette:
Off-leash dog parks are wonderful recreational outlet for dogs.  They provide a valuable tool to aid in the social development of dogs.  Unfortunately, not every dog park is filled with responsible dog owners, and as in most things, a few unmannerly people can ruin the whole experience for most.  Make sure you’re not one of those humans by following this basic courtesy/etiquette for dog parks.

  • Pick-up after your dog.
  • Follow and respect the posted dog park rules (ie: by-laws).
  • Don’t bring an overly excited dog into the park; take him on a walk before-hand.
  • Know your dog’s temperament, if your dog is aggressive, dominant, overly insecure or fear-aggressive, it might be wise to work on remedying those behaviours before going to the park.
  • Have your dog eliminate before going to the park.
  • Watch your dog like he’s a toddler at a playground. Pay attention and know where your dog is and what it’s up to at all times.
  • Observe the dogs in the dog park to see if there are any potential health or behaviour problems.
  • Supervise dogs when they are playing and interrupt any rough play.
  • Be willing to leave a dog park if you feel that your dog is either being a bully, the play is getting too rough or your dog is just not having fun.
  • Prevent your dog from rushing up on new arrivals to the dog park, some dogs don’t like that.
  • Stop your dog from jumping up or body slam people.

Here is an excellent link to Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS website where she has a great poster on Dog Park Etiquette. (link to the PDF document - coming soon!)