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Dog_Parks.jpgJust as you love taking your children to the local park to play, have fun and enjoy a beautiful sunny day, you will love taking your dogs to a local dog park. Owners and pets alike love these parks. Most of the parks are huge, grassy areas that are fenced in for your pets safety.

For the most part, the parks are funded by the local municipalities and counties and often also by local fundraising thru vets and some animal hospitals and shelters. It’s a great place to allow your pet to just run and play. A play date for your dog! Along with the freedom your pet will experience and enjoy comes responsibility as a pet owner. Most of these parks are “off leash” so not only your dog will be loose, possibly 50 to 100 others will also be loose. As a dog owner, you will need to clean up after your pet and to also be sure that your dog behaves in a safe and non-threatening manner at the dog park. You can also keep your pet on its leash at the park if you are at all unsure of its behavior in this type of environment. Just like your local playground, there are good parents and there are good dog owners. Sometimes dog owners begin talking to other dog owners and this allows their “off leash” dog to run about unsupervised which, many times, could end in problems.


A great website to discover dog parks in your community is at It offers an interactive map and dog owners also have the opportunity to actually rate their local dog park commenting on the good and bad of a particular dog park. Once you visit one of the local dog parks on the site, you can then add to the comment section of that dog park on their website. No doubt, the dog park you visit may have benches to sit and relax, covered patio-type areas, free bags to clean up after your dog, trash bins, beautiful grassy areas and water fountains for your pet to catch a drink of water. Please note, that most of the dog parks are free, however, a few do charge a small fee. They typically are ones that do not have enough funding behind their particular park. Most times, the fee ones will give you a dog tag for your pet to prove membership in order to enter their park.
While some may feel these parks are not worth it to pay a fee for utilizing, others feel they are less crowded and better taken care of then some of the nearby free, community ones.


Planning a nice afternoon visit with your dog to a local dog park will provide both of you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and some time spent together. Once back home, typically, the dogs will enjoy a well-earned nap after their joyful time running thru the dog park, and best of all you will get some quiet time too!



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