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Dog parks can be inviting because of the wide-open space, play and socialization, but it can also be a dangerous place when you don’t know the temperament of the other dogs and are not prepared for potential problems.

Consider these top 3 reasons to be cautious when visiting a dog park:

 

1. Supervised Play – Visiting a dog park isn’t always supervised and not a controlled environment. Potential problems may arise unexpectedly, and you may not be able to get to your dog in a timely manner to prevent injury. Unfortunately, not all dog owners are created equal and some do not have good control over their dogs. Bark Avenue provides supervised play to ensure the safety of your furry family members. Our staff is trained to recognize the signs of unwanted play, aggressive behavior and knows when to step in to prevent any potential behavioral problems.

 

2. Vaccination Requirements – Dogs parks may allow you to come and go as you please and may not requiring updated vaccines. Without controls regarding vaccines you increase risk of exposing your dog to illnesses as the dog’s interacting. To ensure the health and safety of dogs playing at Bark Avenue, we require Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper and a negative fecal.

 

3. Separated Play – More often than not, dogs of all sizes and temperaments are playing together and this could be a recipe for disaster. Dogs have different play styles and personalities that don’t always align with every dog. Any dog entering our facility at Bark Avenue is required to pass an assessment to ensure it’s a good fit among our other daycampers.