As I’ve said before, I think of visiting the dog park a lot like driving a car. Neither activity is absolutely necessary and by nature they each carry inherent risk. However, with preparation and practice, both driving a car and visiting the dog park can open a wonderful world of possibilities.
In the past five years I’ve visited dog parks across the country and learned a lot about how to make these trips safe, productive and fun. So with that in mind, here’s all the things I wish I know about dog parks five years ago: