The topic of dog parks can be controversial. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to whether or not you should take your dog to a dog park. The most critical thing to know and to acknowledge is that the decision to go to a dog park comes with some unavoidable risk factors. The following are some important safety precautions to consider before going to a dog park, and to keep in mind if you do decide to go to a dog park.
In the future I will follow up with an article that will focus specifically on dog parks and high prey drive dogs. For those of you who don’t share your lives with such dogs — that info will be equally valuable — as you are bound to encounter a few of these wild dogs.