If you decide to go to your local dog park - keep these practical tips in mind to ensure a positive experience:
• Make sure your dog is comfortable meeting unfamiliar dogs on leash first. If your dog pulls or lunges, or shows signs of aggression towards other dogs on leash, then your dog needs socialization and training before heading to a dog park.
• Check the rules of the dog park online before heading over. For instance, some parks don’t allow toys (balls, frisbees, etc.) because it can cause possession aggression.