Ideally, dog parks are best used to socialize with dogs that know each other and to attend during off peak times. Under these ideal conditions dog owners can maximize control over any situations that may arise. It is essential for each dog owner to use common sense, exercise precaution/safety and to know your dog. A dog that is overwhelmed by large groups of dogs, that is snarky/bossy, that likes to chase other dogs is better off not going to a dog park.
Muzzles – If all dogs in attendance at the dog park are greyhounds, each greyhound must be muzzled. If non-greyhounds are in attendance, it is best not to muzzle the greyhound – which will permit the greyhound to defend himself from a non-muzzled non-greyhound in the event of a dog fight.
Basic Guidelines –
Avoid an unsanitary or an unsecure dog park.
Avoid the heat of the day.
Avoid a crowded dog park.
Avoid a dog park with rambunctious dogs present.
Remember – Your dog is your responsibility and it’s up to you to keep him safe. So while socialization is great, be smart and don’t take unnecessary risks
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