Dog Parks

Podcast - Dog Parks

Podcast Episode 36: Dog Parks

In this episode, we discuss dog parks. On the one hand, they provide a much-needed space for socialization, but on the other hand, they are dangerous places. We unpack the challenges and provide some tips to minimize the risks.

Dog parks can be fun for dogs and people. You can bring your dog to these fenced areas to socialize and play off-leash games. Play with other dogs or whatever else you and your furry companion might enjoy doing. Dog parks are a great way to add variety to your dog’s routine. It helps with their biological fulfillment and results in a happier dog.

However, most of us have probably seen how one single, misbehaved, hyperactive, or simply very pushy dog can instantly change the entire atmosphere at a dog park, creating a not-so-safe environment. Whoever brought that dog in usually earns nasty looks from the other dog owners. Still, more importantly, it turns what should be a fun time for people and their dogs into a stressful situation for everyone involved. That dog park is no longer safe.

Let’s review a couple of simple tips on how you can do your part to ensure that dog parks are fun for everyone and remain as safe as possible for all people and dogs.

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