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Essential Dog Park Etiquette

Dog parks are wonderful spaces where dogs can exercise, socialise, and have fun off-leash. For dog owners, these parks provide an excellent opportunity to meet fellow pet enthusiasts and create a sense of community. However, to ensure a positive experience for everyone, it’s crucial to follow proper dog park etiquette.

At The Wonderful World of Dogs, this month’s blog looks at dog park etiquette. Visit us in South Shields.


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Follow Park Rules

Each dog park may have specific rules regarding leash requirements, vaccination status, and hours of operation. Always read and follow these guidelines.

Moreover, ensure your dog is up-to-date on vaccinations and has a current dog license.

Supervise Your Dog

Keep an eye on your dog at all times to ensure their safety and the safety of others. Be prepared to step in if your dog starts to exhibit aggressive or overly boisterous behaviour.

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Clean up After Your Dog

Always bring waste bags and promptly clean up after your dog. Use the provided waste bins to dispose of dog waste responsibly.

Socialise Your Dog Properly

If your dog is new to dog parks, introduce them gradually and observe how they interact with other dogs. Encourage good behaviour with praise and treats.

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Respect Other Dogs & Owners

Respect personal space and don’t allow your dog to overwhelm others. Politely communicate with other owners if you have any concerns or if your dog needs space.

Bring Water & Hydrate Your Dog

Bring water and a portable bowl to keep your dog hydrated, especially on hot days. Some parks provide communal water bowls, but it’s always best to have your own.

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