While there are often set guidelines at dog parks clearly posted for all visitors to see, it seems that some owners still have trouble following the rules at dog parks. Just by using a wee bit of common sense and following the basics of dog park etiquette, both two-legged and four-legged patrons can have a pawsitively great experience. Here are five faux pas commonly made at dog parks.
1. Not Scooping the Poop
Ever walk into a public bathroom stall and find a nice surprise waiting in the bottom of the toilet that was clearly left by a discourteous user? Just like flushing for the next human, it’s simply good manners to pick up after dogs relieve themselves. Beyond etiquette, it’s important to clean up solid waste because dog feces can carry contagions such as parvo and a number of types of worms – even if they are considered healthy. Read more Need Tips for Dog Park Etiquette? Five Faux Paws to Avoid