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Keeping Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park

...you are fortunate enough to have a well-run dog park in your community. How to do you if your dog is a good dog park candidate? For starters, she must...

Dog Park Etiquette

...users. What is Appropriate Dog Park Behavior? Not all dogs are good candidates for dog-park play. A dog park is not the appropriate place for dogs who have serious behavior...
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5 Tips for Avoiding Fights at the Dog Park

Dog parks have never been more popular. They can be good opportunities for your dog to expend excess energy and have fun with other dogs. Unfortunately, as their use increases,...

The Pros and Cons of Dog Parks

...way your dog park is maintained. Dog fights aren’t the only threat to your dog’s safety at a park. Poorly maintained fences and equipment can injure and kill dogs as...

Is Your Pup Ready for The Dog Park?

...yourselves. Repeated good experiences with other non-threatening dogs may be just what your dog needs to get brave about dog park play. However, if your dog is aggressive, bite the...

Really? A Dog Park I’d Visit?

I just found the ideal dog park. It’s in Grass Valley, California, in a gorgeous public park called Condon Park. It’s large, and set in a forested setting, with tall...

Suggested Dog Park Rules

...dogs or humans should not be allowed to return to the park. 6. Owners must be attentive to their dogs. Much inappropriate dog park behavior could be avoided if humans...

Sample Dog Park Rules

Park rules should be posted prominently near park entrances – if they’re not, ask about them prior to bringing your dog to the park, and make sure you are able...

Dog Parks Help Socialize and Exercise Dogs in a Safe Environment

...the (Dog) Park.” But if your town lacks a dog park, read on! You could be an integral part of a movement that improves the quality of life for all...

Dog Parks Are Dangerous!

...account of a completely avoidable dog park fatality. A woman was at the park with her small, middle-aged dog. This particular park doesn’t have a separate area for small dogs,...

Dog Parkour: Canine Urban Athletes

[Updated February 7, 2019] BEGINNING DOG PARKOUR OVERVIEW 1. Visit the International Dog Parkour Association’s website to learn more about this fun sport. 2. Explore new areas with your dog....

Hazards of Dog Parks, Revisited

...from outside the park called to the mastiff owner to put his dog on a leash. However, he, at least, if not his dog, was still quite “amped up,” and...

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An Etiquette Question – How to Address Problems With Other Dog...

Say you are in a grocery store with your best friend and her child, and you both see the child take something, perhaps a...