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Helpful Tips for the Dog Park

8 Helpful Tips for the Dog Park

Dog parks can be a great place for your dog to burn off energy, keep up good social skills and master off-leash commands. However, dog parks are not for all dogs, and there are certain considerations you must take as a responsible pet owner to know if the dog park is the right choice for you.

  1. Pick up after your dog. Dog poop can spread bacteria and disease to other dogs.

  2. Keep children out of off-leash dog parks. The chances of an accident are just too high.

  3. Watch your dog like you would a toddler, knowing where he is and what he’s doing at all times. This helps determine what mood he’s in, and tells you when it’s time to go.

  4. Bring water and a bowl to hydrate your dog as needed. Food, treats, and toys should be left at home as they can encourage dog fights.

  5. Have realistic expectations of your dog. If your dog is anxious or a bully, the dog park can make these traits worse.

  6. Don’t forget, people are in dog parks too. While you may be a responsible pet owner, others may not be, causing arguments between people.

  7. Have some general knowledge of dog body language, so you know what’s considered good play and what isn’t.

  8. Make sure your dog is healthy and vaccinated, as well as spayed or neutered. We hope everyone can have a positive and fun experience! If your dog isn’t compatible with a dog park, don’t worry. There are plenty of other activities for you and your dog to enjoy! Find out more at www.petsecure.com or call toll free at1.800.268.1169 Petsecure is underwritten by Petline Insurance Company.

Helpful Tips for the Dog ParkWe hope everyone can have a positive and fun experience!

If your dog isn’t compatible with a dog park, don’t worry. There are plenty of other activities for you and your dog to enjoy!

Find out more at www.petsecure.com or call toll free at1.800.268.1169 Petsecure is underwritten by Petline Insurance Company.

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