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Dog Parks

Basic Dog Park Rules:

  1. The first rule is to always observe all of the rules posted at your local dog park. This is a common sense precaution. Each town has its own set of regulations: please follow them.
  2. Never leave your dog unattended.
  3. Always clean up after your dog. Most parks have poopbags or scoopers, so use them. This is a primary reason that dog parks get complaints, so pay attention and pick up the poop.
  4. Make sure your dog is current on his/her shots and has a valid license.
  5. Don’t bring dogs younger than 4 months to a dog park. They won’t have had all the necessary inoculations that allow them to play safely with other animals.
  6. Don’t bring a female dog in season. Spayed/neutered animals are recommended.
  7. Don’t bring more than three dogs. It subjects parks to overuse, and if they’re not your dogs, you may not have full control over them.
  8. Keep your dog on-leash until you get to the off-leash area. This is not just respectful to other park users, and it’s much safer for your dog.
  9. If your dog becomes unruly or plays rough, leash him and leave immediately.
  10. If you must bring children to a dog park, supervise them closely.
  11. Don’t smoke or eat while at the dog park. Cigarette butts and food wrappers are tempting treats to dogs, but bad for them.

Michigan Dog Parks: