DOG PARK ETIQUETTE
- Obey the
regulations regarding on-leash and off-leash areas (even if you don't agree with
- Have your
dog(s) under control at all times - dogs that do not respond to voice commands
should not be allowed off leash.
- Always have your dog(s) leashed in the
parking lot - do not let them off leash until you are well inside the gate.
Loose dogs in the parking lot are at risk.
- Remember the
5-second rule. Chat with friends but make sure your eyes connect with your dog
every five seconds. That way, you will notice if they misbehave or
- Always pick up after your dog. If you
really and truly can't find where your dog pooped, then ease your conscience by
picking up another dog's offering.
- Please don't
hang poop bags on trees or leave them on the ground, even for a short time.
Although you plan to collect them on your way back, you may forget or take a
different route. Abandoned doggie bags are unsightly, unhygienic and are a
constant source of complaints.
- Please don't
allow your dog to dig holes. Fun for the dog doing the digging. Not so much fun
for the dog or human who later breaks a leg falling into the hole (it's
- Respect the
rights of all park users - dog walkers and others. Don't let your dog behave
inappropriately towards other dogs. Be especially careful if there are children,
joggers or cyclists around.
- In return, we
ask that joggers and cyclists recognize the rather few off-leash areas available
to dog walkers. Please take care around our dogs.
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