Be safe Be aware Be as good as your Dog thinks you are!
Learn the 4P Warning Signs:
An injured dog may bite anyone nearby. A dog fight can be violent and is upsetting to everyone present.
Pay attention! Owners must clean up after their dogs. There are plastic bags in dispensers along the fences in each Park. Scoopers can be found on the fence line. Please return them after use.
All dogs must have current licenses and vaccinations. While City regulations require only rabies immunization, it is strongly advised that your dog be vaccinated for Bordetella (kennel cough), DHLPP, and Corona.
Your dog must be on-leash at all time outside the park. This means walking to and from the Park and the parking lot.
Carry your dog's leash with you in the Dog Park. A leash is a sure way of gaining control over your dog if needed, and may act as an impromptu muzzle or tourniquet in an emergency.
Puppies under five months of age are at risk of infection even when vaccinated. Younger dog's
immune systems are not fully mature. Evaluate if your puppy should be in the Park.
Your dog must have a collar with proper ID and rabies tags when in the Dog Park.
The Dog Park Is Not a Place For Your Child! Please consider the age, demeanor and conduct of your child while at the Dog Park. Please discuss and teach your child proper actions in dealing with dogs that they are not familiar with.
Dogs have a language that allows them to communicate their emotional state and their intentions to others around them. Although dogs do use sounds and signals, much of the information that they send is through their body language, specifically their facial expressions and body postures.
It is important that you learn the basic postures when with your dog or out around other dogs.
Respect the dogs wishes. Do not attempt to pet a dog that is stressed or shows aggressive behavior. Do NOT assume that all dogs like you.
Rule of thumb: All dogs have the potential to bite in the right situation.