Do’s and Don’ts at the Dog Park

Taking your dog to the dog park can be an enriching experience for both of you. In addition to giving you both time to unwind, it lets your pup run with the pack! But there IS such a thing as etiquette when taking your pooches to a public dog park. Here’s our rundown of the do’s and don’ts.

Thou Shalt Not…

1. Forget to Pick Up After Your Dog


Sanitation is very important wherever you go and this includes the dog park. You should always pick up after your dog. No one wants to stroll through a park full of dog droppings. It’s also not a sanitary condition for any dog to be exposed to the kinds of parasites and diseases that can live in dog waste. Stop spreading disease by following the simple rule of picking up after your dog. You can even contribute to the community by carrying extra plastic baggies.


  1. Anonymous

    Great article! It’s important for people to know that you don’t just turn your dog loose and let them tear up the park.

  2. Grounded

    my pet peeve is when people just drop the leash and let their dog run around with it dragging the ground.

  3. Sam Smyz

    There’s no excuse for not picking up after the dog at the park. They usually have plenty of baggies and stations to dispose of waste.

  4. Hoosier Girl

    Great article!

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