If you live in the city and have a four-legged friend, you've probably already picked out several dog parks in your area. It's a great way to tire your dog out, socialize and give him some freedom in a busy environment. Every park or playground has its own written and unwritten rules to ensure the safety of dogs and their owners. So how do you behave so as not to disturb other visitors and avoid unnecessary conflicts?
Before entering the park, make sure your furry friend has the mandatory vaccinations. This includes vaccination against distemper, parvovirus, infectious hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza and rabies. The dog should also not bring uninvited visitors with it - fleas or other parasites are not welcome in the park.
We understand that it won't be easy for the enthusiasts who can't wait to party with their friends. But give it time and teach your dog to enter the park calmly and without fuss. In this way, you will not needlessly attract the attention of other dogs and you will let yours properly join the team.
Take your dog off the leash before he starts playing with others. Why? Dogs on a leash are "less legible" to those on the loose and are also an easier target. Without a leash, they have the ability to show more of their body language, avoid unwanted interactions, or move away from a dog they don't want to come into contact with. Thanks to this, you will avoid unnecessary conflicts and misunderstandings.
BITCHES WITH "THEIR DAYS"
We probably don't need to remind you that taking a bitch in heat to the park is not a very good idea. Not only can it happen that in a few months your pack of dogs will grow and you will be looking for who should pay you alimony, but also the dog owners can fight over the irresistible lady that the female becomes during the heat.
PRINCIPLES OF HYGIENE
At first glance, this is an obvious rule, but there is always someone who does not follow it. That's why it's good (and not only for the sake of bays) to keep an eye on your dog. Then it won't happen to you that you don't catch the furry ones "in the act" and accidentally leave that supply there.
CHILDREN IN THE PARK
Before visiting a park or playground, always carefully consider whether you will bring small children with you who do not yet understand the behavior of dogs. Your furry friend already knows his pack well, but this does not apply to the other four-legged visitors. In this way, you will also avoid incidents where a dog accidentally bumps into a child in the heat of play.
If you know that the dog has his favorites toys , definitely don't take them with you to the park. Chances are, other dogs will want to play with them too, and your furry friend won't like it.
Don't let anything distract you in the park and keep an eye on the dog. Don't look at your phone and keep an eye on him when talking to other dog owners. In short, never leave it unattended.