BJ’s Park & Recreation Products www.bjspark.com email@example.com ORDER TOLL FREE: 800-392-6158 32 GUIDE TO DOG PARK ETIQUETTE Dog parks are a great way to let your pup get some exercise and enjoy playtime with other dogs. It's also a great place to meet other pet parents. With all the great benefits dog parks can provide, it's important to be courteous while using these shared spaces. Dog park etiquette guides help keep your neighborhood dog park safe and fun for all pets and pet parents. 1. PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG The number one rule when it comes to puppy playtime - always scoop the poop. Pet waste is incredibly harmful to the environment and even your health (as well as your pet's). Keep an eye out for designated DOGIPOT® pet stations and dog waste removal solutions, where you can easily, safely and hygienically dispose of any presents your pet might leave behind. 2. TAKE SICK DAYS If your pet is feeling under the weather or is not up to date on their vaccinations, it's best to keep them at home. From water bowls to sharing toys, it's very easy for bacteria to spread around a dog park. Be considerate of other dogs and dog owners and keep playtime at home until your pet is feeling better. 3. KEEP AN EYE ON FIDO A doggie playground is the perfect place to let your pup run free, but that doesn't mean you're off the hook. Avoid the temptation to take phone calls, check emails or play games on your mobile devices - always keep your focus on your dog just in case you’re needed. 4. READ THE RULES Besides universal dog park etiquette tips, it's important to pay mind to the specific regulations in place at your local park. Take a moment to read all of the rules posted before entering the dog park, as they might state weight limits or identify certain areas for specific breeds. 5. HAVE FUN Don't forget - a visit to the dog park is a treat! By keeping good dog park etiquette in mind, your trip to the park can be fun and exciting for both you and your furry friend.