dog parks

How to Determine if your Dog is Ready for the Dog Park

You want to tap into the benefits of having a well-socialized dog, and give your four-legged family member a full and robust social life. You are ready to get out there, let your dog into a park, and let ’em rip. Hold your horses, or er, dogs, for a moment. Before releasing your pooch into the chaos of a dog park, they need to be prepared beforehand. Dog parks are the ideal place to practice social skills, but not learn them. These skills range from knowing how to heed another dog’s mild warning (such as a curled lip) to not

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Socialization Part 1: The benefits of socializing your dog

Do you know how your dog will react to a hyper pup in the local dog park? Or when they encounter a rambunctious child? Their reaction towards new experiences depends on how well they have been socialized. Let’s go back to the basics real quick. The dictionary definition of socialization is “a continuing process where an individual acquires a personal identity and learns the norms, values, behavior and social skills appropriate to his or her social position.” Dogs, like humans, aren’t born with the intrinsic knowledge of how the world works, and must learn how to act and react with

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Dog Parks of Oregon

The Pacific Northwest is known for its beautiful scenery and active outdoor enthusiasts. What makes exploring the beaver state even better? Bringing your pup along with you. With over 140 parks and counting it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s where Park Bark comes in.   Summers in Oregon Use Park Bark to find dog parks with shade and drinking water for those hot summer days.   Summer Lake Dog Park Located in Tigard off Winter Lake Drive. This dog park has a lot of shade providing trees so your dog doesn’t overheat.   Does your pup love to play in the water? It’s easy

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Dog Parks of Washington

The Pacific Northwest is known for its beautiful scenery and active outdoor enthusiasts. What makes exploring the evergreen state even better? Bringing your pup along with you. With over 115 parks and counting it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s where Park Bark comes in. Summers in Washington Use Park Bark to find dog parks with shade and drinking water for those hot summer days. North Acres Dog Park Located in Seattle, North Aces dog park offers a fenced in area where your dog can run off leash. For those hot days keeps your pup cool wish shaded areas and drinking

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