ARE DOG PARKS SAFE?
For dogs that enjoy the company of other dogs, dog parks can be a great way to socialize and get exercise. I would recommend you go with your dog when the park is not overly crowded. Make sure your dog is having a good time. Any time you feel that your dog is acting scared, being bullied by another dog, is hiding behind your legs, or you see aggression, please leave. The dog park is not the place to socialize your dog if your dog is tentative or uncomfortable with other dogs. It can be too overwhelming Not every dog does well in a dog park. Other ways to get exercise is on walks, hikes, running with your dog, or acquiring a few doggie friends that your dog knows and enjoys.