Tips for Dogs at Off-Leash Dog Parks
- Make sure your pooch is well-behaved around
other dogs, people and children.
- Always keep your dog leashed outside of the
dog park fence or outside of an area designated as off-leash. This
includes taking your dog to the dog park from the parking
- Make sure that your dog is eligible to use the
dog park. Most dog parks have rules for eligibility. Most require
rabies shots and licensing if your district has licensing, many
require other vaccinations as well such as Parvo and Distemper.
Female dogs in heat are usually prohibited at dog parks and some
dog parks require that all dogs using them be spayed or neutered.
Some parks require local permits be purchased prior to using the
- Most dog parks require that you pick up after
your dog. Please do so whether it is required or not.
- Dogs may be more aggressive when with other
dogs. Watch your dog at all times. If your dog is aggressive take
your dog out of the park.
- If you want to take your dog or dogs to run in
a dog park by themselves you may be able to find hours when the
park is pretty much empty either in early morning or late evening.