Dog parks can be a fun place for dogs to socialize, but it's important to avoid peak hours to reduce the risk of conflict.
Don't give treats to other dogs at the dog park without asking their owners first. It could be harmful to the dog or make the owners uncomfortable.
Standing water at dog parks can be a breeding ground for bacteria, including leptospirosis. It's best to avoid letting your dog drink from puddles or pools at the park.
Puppies should not go to dog parks until they are fully vaccinated. Parvovirus, which can be deadly to puppies, is often found in dog parks.
Don't bring your sick pet to dog parks or social gatherings. They can spread contagious diseases to other dogs. Even if your pet's illness is not contagious
Dog parks can be fun, but it's important to pay attention to your dog and other dogs. Never assume other dogs are friendly, and be aware of your surroundings.
Dog owners must always clean up after their dogs in the dog park. Leaving dog poop is annoying and unhygienic. Monitor your dog and bring multiple bags to pick up poop.
Avoid dog park during heatwaves. Dogs can overheat easily and it can be deadly. Pay attention to your dog's panting and limit exercise.