dog park rules

what are dog park rules

Dog park rules are put in to place to alert the owners of what is allowed behavior and activity in the dog park. Whether these are off-leash parks or on-leash parks, the rules are typically the same for all dog owners. Listed below are the typical dog park rules found in most play areas.

  1. Off-leash dog parks are for dogs, their handlers and those accompanying them. No other use is allowed.
  2. All dogs must be on-leash when entering and exiting the off-leash park.
  3. No handlers shall have more then two dogs under his/her control.
  4. Handlers shall maintain voice control over the dog at all times.
  5. Handlers must have control and must carry a leash while their dogs are in the off-leash dog park
  6. Dogs must be free of diseases and parasites such as fleas and ticks.
  7. No dogs in estrus/heat are allowed in the off-leash park.
  8. All dogs are required to wear a valid current dog license tag attached to the dog’s collar.
  9. Handlers shall carry equipment for the removal and disposal of dog feces.
  10. Handlers shall pick up and dispose of any and all feces left by their dog.
  11. Handlers shall be eighteen years or older.
  12. Minors under the age of eighteen shall not be allowed n the off-leash park unless under the control and supervision of an adult.
  13. Handlers shall immediately leash and remove the dog from the park if the dog exhibits aggressive behavior towards other park users or other dogs.
  14. No food or animal snacks are permitted in the off-leash park.
  15. All persons entering the off-leash park shall comply with all departmental rules and regulations, city ordinances and signs posted in the park.
  16. Professional dog trainers shall not use the off-leash park for the conduct of their business.
  17. Handlers must stop their dog from digging and must fill in all holes dug up by the dog(s) under their control.
  18. All persons entering an off-leash, enters the off-leash park at their own risk. The City is not liable to any person or dog for any injury or harm incurred or caused by any other person or dog entering or remaining in the off-leash park.
  19. Be a good dog.

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