Dogs love to run, but in most places the leash is the law, so pups have to go to special areas in order to joyously run loose. Enter the public dog run and dog park – a steadily growing option in communities across the country.
Of course, with every privilege comes responsibility. Your local park will have its own rules that you must follow including hours of operation, poop scooping and more. For most dog owners, a trip to the dog park will go largely without issue. Their dog will run, chase their buddies, get chased back and do a lot of sniffing.
If your dog gets a bit out of hand, it’s your job to assess the situation and gain control. And you have a right to expect the same from fellow pet owners – but not everyone is as responsible as you are nor can every wrong turn be foreseen. So who’s responsible if something goes awry?