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Dog Parks FAQs
Are dog parks safe?
You might feel concerned about bringing your pup to parks, especially if your dog is young and/or small. As the old saying goes, "if you worry, then don't worry; if you don't worry, then worry." To play it safe, you can plan to keep your pup on-leash (even if the park is off-leash) and commit to leaving the park in case anything goes awry. By keeping your pup closely under your supervision, having a leash at the ready, and staying aware of surrounding dogs, your pup should be plenty safe at the park.
What kind of supplies should I bring to the park?
Here are some supplies you can remember to bring to the dog park. For the car: a blanket to cover the seat, your pup's harness, and a doggy seatbelt clip. For the park: a leash, waste bags, water for you and your dog, treats, and any toys like frisbees. For yourself: sunglasses, sunscreen, running shoes, a raincoat, a hat.
Do I still need to pickup my pup's poop at the park?
Yes, particularly in dog parks where poop accumulates fast, ensure that you bring waste bags to pickup your pup's poop. There will probably be ample receptacles to throw the waste away.
Is the information in this guide accurate?
While care was put into the research, there's unfortunately no way we can guarantee that the information is without error. As that's the case, it's suggested to assume that all dog parks are on-leash, without water, and unfenced until proven otherwise on-site.