Dog parks are a great place for your canine companion to get exercise and socialize. Here’s some things to keep in mind when visiting the dog park this spring:

  • Make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date

  • Visit the park solo to make sure the grounds look clean, review the layout and read the rules

  • Make sure your dog knows verbal commands such as “leave it,” “no­,” and “come”

  • Help your pet avoid over-stimulation at the dog park by taking them for a walk before heading to the park

  • Supervise your dog at all times and pay attention to their body language. These signals will let you know when your canine is having fun and when it’s time to leave the park.