Date: 05/06/14

Rethinking the Dog Park


Rethinking the Dog Park

Fiona De Rosa, dog beahviourist and urban planner, has a thing or two to say about dog parks: “We must look at the dog needs and dog behaviour and I think that is the thing that’s missing,” she told The Advertiser. Some of her suggestions for making dog parks a safer and more enjoyable place for pets and pet parents:

  • CHILDREN must be closely supervised and must not play on equipment dedicated for dogs
  • CLEARLY stated park rules and etiquette should be displayed
  • TAPS and seats should be away from entry gates to avoid large concentrations of dogs
  • AGILITY equipment is not essential and poses risks to untrained dogs
  • SEATING should be minimal to encourage owners to spread out with their pets and avoid conflict

Story and photo credit: Perth Now

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