dog parks

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.

by Gretchen Pfeffer
December 10th, 2013

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 […]

by dogtime
March 31st, 2011

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. Please.No […]

by dogtime
January 7th, 2011
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