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Dog Training, Social distancing Style

Dog Training, Social distancing Style

Your dog will still need some exercise, so solitary walks, no dog parks, or group walks.

If you are not comfortable going out, train, play and walk your dog, around your home, garden or property.

Doing fun things with your dog, can brighten up everyone’s day.

Play enrichment games, do some training, remember your dog doesn’t understand what is going on.

Canine parkour (urban agility) and scent games are just a couple of things you can try but there are many more ideas out there.

Dogs don’t like change in their routine, so try to do what you normally do with your dog, you may have to be a bit inventive and improvise but that is ok.

It is US the human dog owners, who have new rules to follow, to help keep us safe and well. Please Read: Can I walk My Dog During A Pandemic

Covid-19 dog fact: your dog can’t catch the virus but it may carry it, on its skin and fur so don’t let anyone outside of your household pat or handle your dog or any of your pets. (exception being your local vet) because there is a chance a person could unknowingly, transfer the virus on to your dog.

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2020 in About

 

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Dog Parks, Good or bad idea?

Dog Parks, Good or bad idea?

I am personally not a great fan of dog parks because when many dog owners (not all) see the sign “Dog Park” they think it gives them the right, to let their dogs, run amok with no consequences.

Dog Parks are specifically designed for dogs and their owners but they are no different, to any other Public Park that allows “Off Leash or On Leash Dogs” when it comes to the “Dog Control Act”, Manners & Etiquette, Common Sense and dog owners being aware, of where their dog is and what it is doing. Dog parks are not for all dogs.

Dogs like humans, can become stressed, distressed, fearful, overly excited or aggressive. While others may be bullied or be bullies.

Dogs need their owners to stand up, protect and watch out for them, even at the dog park. Same as you would look out for, and help a human friend, if they were in trouble or needed any kind of help.

All dogs speak to us, if we as humans choose to watch, listen and learn. If your dog is aggressive a dog park isn’t the place for it, same can be said if your dog is a bit nervy or fearful. Also, bitches on heat need to be kept away from any park.

I personally believe, dog parks should have information on dog park manners, etiquette & rules, posted by the gate entry, to the park, of what is expected from dog owners and their dogs, so everyone can have an enjoyable time, at the park.

In some states in the US they have compliance officers randomly visiting parks. They have the power to issue on the spot fines, if dog owners don’t have their dogs under control, in other words, their dogs are causing a nuisance or are problem. Also, in some US states, dog owners who wish to run their dog, off-leash are required to apply for an off leash licence. Food for thought NZ

Some of you may think I am anti off-leash dogs, in fact I am not, I am only anti dog owners, who do not have their dogs under control. Whether it be a dog park, park, beach, reserve or the like. If it is open to the public, everyone has the right to be there and enjoy their day, without being harassed by someone’s dog. Not all people love dogs, not all dogs, love other dogs, and so on.

I do believe, dog parks should have, separate areas for both small and big dogs, so they can  run around and play safely. Some big dogs may see smaller dogs as prey and may kill them, if given the chance. Before anyone throws their hands up in horror, it happens! Same may happen in a boarding kennel/doggy day care environment, if small and big dogs are run together.

That is why it is so important to have someone physically present, watching the dogs behaviour, at all times.

Below are a few links to articles and information on Dog Parks and Off & On-leash Pros & Cons.

Dogs off leash but not under control    Dog Park Etiquette  Canine Parkour (urban agility)

Off Leash Dogs in Public Areas: No Manners, Common Sense or are some just confused!

Socializing your dog, the right way        At the Dog Park The Importance of Participating

Three Dogs Who Shouldn’t Be at the Dog Park or Daycare   10 best dog parks in the US

When is a Dog Park not a Dog Park? When its a Public Park or Reserve!

Robin Bennett – The Keys to a Positive & Safe Dog Park Experience

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2016 in About

 

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Kidz & K9’s Pet Dog Ribbon Parade Sat 19th October in Dannevirke

Kidz & K9’s Pet Dog Ribbon Parade Sat 19th October in Dannevirke

Dannevirke’s Spring Festival is on at the moment and will end at the end of October. On Saturday 19th Oct in conjuction with the Ruahine Kennel Assn all breed championships show. A Kidz & K9’s Pet Dog Ribbon Parade was held. Everyone had a great time. To see more photos of this event visit:
http://www.brightchicphotography.com/Ruahine-K-A-KidZ—K-9s.html

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2013 in About

 

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Urban Dog Agility: Woodville Weeks 1 & 2

Everyone had a really great time, not just good for kids, the dogs and thier owners loved it too. A bit different, different surfaces to walk on, steps, bmx course, skateboard ramp, bollards (great for weaving), there is so much to do at this park.

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Posted by on June 7, 2013 in About

 

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