Summer is just around the corner, the days are growing
longer, and your raincoat is giving way to short sleeves and sunglasses. This can only mean one thing –
Granted, you can visit
the dog park year round, but it is far more enjoyable when it’s sunny, warm,
and dry. The dog park can be tons
of fun for both you and your dog if you follow a few simple rules for the
dog should be confident, have good social skills with other canines and
humans, and reliably come when you call him.
your dog at all times.
from talking on your cell phone.
under the age of 4 months should stay at home.
prepared to leave if your dog is overwhelmed, or isn’t having a good time.
that there are as many human personalities at the park as there are canine
personalities, so prepare to be patient and polite.
always, clean up after your dog.
- PAWS recommends that pit bull type dogs refrain from going to off-leash parks and instead use other appropriate outlets for exercise and socialization (learn why).
Proper dog park etiquette is basic common sense and can
ensure a safe and pleasant outing for everyone.
Never been to an off-leash park? It’s never too late to get started. You’ll be surprised at just how many
fabulous off-leash dog parks there are in the
Puget Sound area. ‘Tis the season
to get outside and enjoy the weather, and what better way to do that than with
your best friend frolicking, off-leash, by your side.