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4 Tips for Walking Your Dog Responsibly in the Park

Paisley Hansen Sep 20, 2019
There is nothing more delightful for a pet owner than to take his dog for a walk in the park. Pets, like people, get bored and have energy to exert, especially if left alone all day. Here are some things to be mindful of when taking your dog out for a walk so that both you and your dog can enjoy.

Be Aware of Bathroom Rules

In many parks there are rules regarding where your dog can go to the bathroom. The dog can’t poop in certain places, determined by the park rules. There should be signs in these areas that say your dog can't poop here. Sometimes you may wish that your dog can’t poop at all. Make sure you are not allowing your dog to poop in such areas.

Keep Your Pet on a Leash

Most parks have strict rules on keeping your dog on a leash all time unless it is a designated fenced area where dogs are allowed off leash. These laws are for the safety of not only your dog, but also other visitors in the park. They ensure you have control of your animal.

Males And Females

Your pet should be spayed/neutered before taking them to the park. However, if they aren’t, keeping them on a leash keeps them from breeding unintentionally. A female dog in heat can cause a pretty big ruckus amongst male dogs and may prompt fighting.

Meeting And Greeting

It is okay to allow your dog to socialize with other animals and people in the park if it is wanted. Do not allow your dog to socialize with a person or another animal in the park unless permitted to do so. Also, keep the socialization short.


Barking is the natural communication for dogs. We love to talk to one another and so do they. Don’t get upset if all of a sudden your dog decides to become vocal at the park. He/she may be excited to be on this excursion with you and wants everyone to know it.

Have Fun

The tips here will ensure that next time you take your dog for a walk in the park, it will be a true bonding experience. It will show that you are a responsible pet owner who knows dog etiquette.