One of my fondest memories is seeing my hound, Jethro, and his little sister, Reba, running free at the dog park.
Jethro loved chasing the squadron of squirrels that live in the oaks at Happy Tails, while Reba preferred finding a tasty tennis ball and playing fetch.
Those were great times, and I miss them.
Dog parks can be great places where pet families can take their canine companions for exercise and socialization. People have frequently asked me about the experience, and here’s what I’ve told them.
- Read the rules and regulations posted at the park and don’t get it in your head that they do not apply to you and your dog. Lots of people do, and it can ruin the fun for others.
I have seen people bring food into the park to have a picnic, and they were immediately surrounded by 20 begging dogs that wanted a piece of their hamburger. They couldn’t understand why the beggars would not leave them alone.