Bark Park Etiquette for Dog Owners & Visitors
Once you and your dog enter the Bark Park, it’s tempting to just stand back and watch all the activity. But everybody will have a much more rewarding time if you observe some basic rules. Please remember that dog parks aren’t a right, they’re a privilege – don’t let the bad behavior of a few ruin things for everyone else who utilizes the Park, both now and in the future.
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• Always keep your eye on your dog. Mischief can happen quickly. Please remember that you are responsible for your dog’s actions & behavior!
• Never leave your dog unattended. Always be aware of what is going on in the Park around you.
• Always clean up after your dog. Biodegradable “Pooper Scooper” bags have been provided - please utilize them as may be required. This is one of the primary reasons that dog parks are closed nationwide, so please pay close attention to your dog and properly pick up & dispose of their waste before leaving the facility.
• Please make sure your dog is current on all immunizations (Rabies) and has a valid dog license.
• Dogs younger than six (6) months old are not permitted in the Bark Park. They have not had all of the necessary inoculations that allow them to play safely with other animals in the Park.
• Don’t bring a female dog in season into the Park. Spayed/neutered animals are recommended.
• Don’t bring more than two (2) dogs at a time to the Park. More than two (2) will subject the Park to overuse and you will have a more difficult time trying to monitor your dogs as they play throughout the Park.
• Keep your dog on-leash until you get to the designated off-leash areas. This is not just respectful to other park users; it’s much safer for you and your dog.
• If your dog becomes unruly or plays too roughly, please leash them and leave the Park immediately, until such time that your dog is back under control and has settled down.
• No children under 10 are permitted in the park. If you must bring children eighteen (18) years or younger, please be sure to supervise them closely. They are not permitted to run around the Park unsupervised.
• SMOKING AND FOOD (even dog treats) ARE PROHIBITED while in the Park. Cigarette butts and food wrappers are tempting treats to visiting dogs, local wildlife and insects.
• Bringing unregistered dogs to the Park is strictly prohibited and may subject you to both the loss of your pass and possible fine.
• PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF YOU PERMIT AN UNREGISTERED DOG TO ENTER THE PARK UNDER YOUR PASS, YOU HAVE NOW ACCEPTED FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR THAT DOG’S ACTIONS.