Executive Director of PAWS Atlanta Nancy Longacre is here to share her best advice on dog parks.
Why should dog owners bring their pet to a dog park?
To introduce and socialize their dogs with other dogs. It’s a new environment that gives them lots of fun, interaction and exercise.
Which dogs are best suited for this activity?
Dog parks can be a lot of fun for both humans and their four-legged friends, but you want to make sure it is safe for all concerned. If your dog tends to show aggressive behavior toward other dogs, they may not be suited for dog park visits. Most aggressive behavior can be fixed with professional training. All dogs should be spayed or neutered before visiting a dog park and current on all their vaccines.
What are your favorite parks to bring your own dogs? Why?
My favorite park to bring my own dogs to is Brook Run Dog Park. I really enjoy the abundance of tress and shade, the great walking trails and the more than three acres of land. Also, it is managed by a wonderful group of committed volunteers!