It’s Playtime!!

Taking your dog to the dog park can be a great experience for them and you. You have the opportunity to meet dog lovers like yourself and your dog has the chance to make a few friends.  Here are some friendly tips on how to properly visit your local dog park.
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Prep Before You Go

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Don’t take a dog that’s not neutered or spayed.
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Have all vaccinations,  as well as flea & tick prevention.
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Don’t take a puppy under 4 months old.
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Take water & container – but NOT food.
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Get some exercise first – so that they’re not overanxious & rambunctious.
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Leave small children at home with a sitter.
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Have them leashed before you get out of your car.
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Don’t take a dog toy – they may be possessive.
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Bring a Poop Scoop and Ziploc bags.
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Take a spray bottle with water.
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When you get there, take charge!

  • Enter the park with your dog leashed.
  • Take your time entering to allow you & them time to survey the situation
  • Stay aware of your dogs “signs” and of other dogs
  • PAY ATTENTION – Don’t get distracted by your phone
  • Clean up your dog’s poop right then
  • Make your dog mind. (No humping or acting a fool)
  • Use your spray bottle to head off altercation
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What to do if a fight breaks out.

  1. DON’T jump in the middle of it!
  2. If it lasts more than a few seconds:
    • Spray both dogs in the face with water.
    • Grab the dogs by the hind legs (top) and start walking backward.
    • Don’t grab for the collar – you might get bitten by reflex.

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