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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dog Parks for Beginners

Good morning all! It is definitely a beautiful day to be outside and play. Those of you with children may be heading out to a park or playground on a nice day like this. But even if you don't have children, you can still enjoy being outdoors! A great option is to take the furry child out to play!

Dog parks are a great activity for your pet to run off some energy, just as playgrounds do the same for children. Dog parks are extremely popular in cities since there isn't a lot of space for dogs to run while they are at home.

There is a dog park just around the corner from my house, but I am still waiting to take my dog to play. Bailey, a chocolate lab pup, is still learning basic training skills and while she is extremely friendly I still want to train her up a bit more before letting her loose at a dog park with other pets.

If you are looking to visit a dog park in your area you should check to see what the rules are and what you need to do to get your dog registered. To take Bailey to the dog park in my area I would need to bring her shot records to the main park office showing her current inoculations against main diseases such as Rabies, Parvo, Distemper, and Bordetella. I also need to fill out an application, sign a waiver, and pay the appropriate fee for the pass. At my local dog park I can choose to pay for an annual or a daily pass.

I am looking forward to the first day I can take Bailey to the dog park. I know she will be very happy and will play for hours. Not only are dog parks great for dogs, but for their owners as well. You can enjoy being outside while your pet plays and you do not have to worry about them running off. They are in a safe environment. Don't forget to bring water along!

Some dog parks are installing water fountains for pets! They allow the owner to push a button and the dog can drink from it just like a water fountain for people.

If there is not a dog park in your area, then you are in luck! We have everything you need to build a dog park! Just visit the Dog Park section of our website and get started today!

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