Just like school, you don’t want to send your pooch to the dog park if they are sick, under the weather, or unvaccinated. A healthy dog is a happy playful dog.
Your dog doesn’t have to wear a uniform to this playground. In fact, your dog should be dressed simple so not to get snagged on all the new obstacles, fences, or even other dogs. Keep the fancy stuff behind and keep it basic and simple. Your dog must have a good strong safe collar and always keep their leash close by.
As your pooch’s parent, it is important to know your pets body language and watch for signs of overwhelm, fear, aggression, and over excitement. Christine knew her dog was in over his Wheaton Terrier head when a Mastiff joined the fun and Elliott’s fur stood straight up. Her pooch was fearful and needed to be removed from the situation and end the recess early.
Some no no’s to be considered are:
Some yeses to be considered are:
Now enjoy your dog.