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What to Know Before Visiting the Dog Park

A dog park is one of the most popular places to go with your pooch to let him run and socialize, but if this is your first time visiting an off leash dog park, there are a few things you need to know before you walk through the gate.

It’s not just about following the dog park etiquette, it’s about keeping you and your dog safe while at the dog park. Here are the essential things you need to know to have a safe and enjoyable time at the dog park…


1. Make Sure to Follow Dog Park Etiquette

Most dog parks are owned and operated by the municipality in the city where they’re located and city by-laws require your dog to be wearing his current dog license tag and up-to-date vaccination tag at all times. Animal control officers frequently visit off-leash dog parks and check the dogs to make sure the animal is registered with the city.

Because your dog will be interacting with other dogs, you want to make sure your dog’s vaccines are up-to-date. You also want to ensure you have control of your dog at all times and stay with your dog while at the park.

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