There are a lot of ways to make sure your puppy or adult dog(s), as well as the rest of the family can have fun and frequent trips to the dog park. One way to ensure this is the case is to make sure everyone understands a few basic rules and guidelines for dog park safety and awareness.

No Running with the Kids

A lot of dogs are roaming free in a typical dog park. Not all of them come from families with children. They may not be used to seeing kids running and playing openly. This may cause some to become uncomfortable or even threatened by this sight. If your dog is off running free, the kids need to be aware of the other surrounding dogs and stick to games like fetch and Frisbee.

Train Your Dog

This is one of the best ways to guarantee that things go smoothly on trips to the park. A well-behaved dog that follows instructions and responds to the 3 basic commands every dog should know can be controlled and removed from any dangerous situation. Those three all-important commands are:

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Place

Learning how and when to use these can make any pet parent seem like the dog whisperer! It can also help make sure that your dog stays as safe as possible by always obeying when told to do something.

Know the Location of the Nearest Vet

Finally, locating the closest pet care center in case of an emergency is something that can keep an unfortunate situation from becoming a tragic one. This means that if your dog does get caught up in an unfortunate situation, you know exactly where to go to get him or her in the best hands possible.

Dog safety and health is important not only for your canine companion, but for your whole family as well. As you can see, even though the dog park is a wonderful place to relax and let your puppy enjoy themselves it doesn’t mean than just anything goes at all times, especially for us humans. Let the experts at Dog Training Now Charleston answer any further questions you might have about park safety and dog training. Call us or go online to contact us today!

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