Dog parks are a bad idea

Dog parks could be dangerous

The concept of dog parks as somewhere to take your pet seems to be becoming more and more popular.

Whilst for local council’s it may seem an attractive proposal there are problems with the idea.

Here I list some of those problems:


For People
Potential danger from aggressive dogs
Potential danger of physical injury from dog-related hazards
Potential legal complaints arising from dog fights
Potential parasites

For Dogs
Potential danger from aggressive dogs
Intact dogs (not castrated) may create problems
Potential parasites and disease
Potential lack of impulse control and over-excitement
Not appropriate for small and large dogs at the same time
Potential attacks on children

For the Community
Some people will not understand the concept and will abuse the park

  • Some don’t pick up faeces after their dog
  • They may leave a dog unattended
  • Allow their dog to indulge in inappropriate behaviour

Many people will not be educated enough about their dogs to know if a dog park is appropriate for their dog
Potential noise
Potential liability issues

I do not like dog parks and do not recommend this for recreation, as they are a recipe for disaster.

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