Dog Park Etiquette

Dog Park Etiquette for People:

Once you and your dog get to Dog Park, it’s tempting to just stand back and watch all the activity, but everybody will have a much more rewarding time if you observe some basic rules. Our Dog Park is not a right, it's a privilege. Please don’t let bad behavior ruin our Dog Park for everyone else.

Always keep your eye on your dog. Mischief can happen quickly.

Never leave your dog unattended.

Always clean up after your dog. We have poop bags, so please use them. This is a primary reason that dog parks get complaints, so pay attention and pick up the poop.

Make sure your dog is current on his/her shots and has a valid license.

Don’t bring dogs younger than 4 months to Dog Park. They won’t have had all the necessary inoculations that allow them to play safely with other animals.

Don’t bring a female dog in season. Spayed/neutered animals are recommended.

Don’t bring more than three dogs. It subjects our Dog Park to overuse, and if they’re not your dogs, you may not have full control over them.

Keep your dog on-leash until you get inside the fenced off-leash area. This is not just respectful to other Dog Park users; it’s much safer for your dog.

If your dog becomes unruly or plays rough, leash him and leave immediately.

If you must bring children to a Dog Park, supervise them closely.

Don’t smoke or eat while at the Dog Park. Cigarette butts and food wrappers are tempting treats to dogs, but bad for them.

Please always observe all of the rules posted at our Burlington Dog Parks.