Dog Park Best Practices

Tip 1: Don’t Crowd the Gate

Keep your dog from crowding the park entrance when new visitors are coming through the gate.

Gate Crowding

Dog park entrances can often be conflict zones. By preventing pack behavior at the gate, you can help to

  • Reduce territorial behavior (dog park dogs ‘protecting their turf’ from newcomers)
  • Reduce likelihood of the new dogs feeling threatened¬†(some dogs behave more aggressively when they feel threatened)
  • Give incoming dogs room to get their bearings and meet the park dogs in a less confrontational way