dog parks

  • Kids at the dog park

    Kids at the dog park

    Dog owners have passionate views about the presence of children at off-leash dog parks; while there is no right or wrong, a little common sense would go a long way.

  • Puppy socialization and safety

    Puppy socialization and safety

    Puppies are particularly responsive to experiences during the first 20 weeks of their life. This is a time when they are most apt to readily absorb information (in this case, positive information provided through thoughtful and controlled socialization and habituation). They are also less likely than an adult dog to have had previous unpleasant experiences […]

  • Dog park etiquette in 10 easy tips

    Dog park etiquette in 10 easy tips

    Most of these etiquette tips are no-brainers, but you’d be surprised at how often basic dog park rules are violated — if not ignored. Here they are for your consideration: No aggressive dogs! Don’t bring an aggressive, dominant dog to the park. Dogs who continually challenge everyone, hackles and all, don’t need to be there. […]