One way to keep your dog happy, healthy and out of trouble is to discover ways to exercise his body as well as his brain. One way to achieve this is by taking your dog to a dog park. Dog parks are increasingly becoming popular places all across our nation. They range in both size and design but share one purpose, that is to provide a haven where dogs can run about freely and socialize with other dogs. But before you place Bowser on our dog seat cover in your BMW and race to the nearest dog park, read on to discover the benefits you will both enjoy.
It is well-known that problems with dogs are caused, in part, by lack of mental and physical activity as dogs were born to lead active lives. Visits to your neighborhood dog park will enrich your dog’s life. For example, your dog can race around the dog park to his heart’s content, investigating all the smells, wrestling around with his Beagle buddy Byron and chase toys until it’s time to go home. Don’t be surprised if Bowser collapses from exhaustion upon arriving home and sleeps off his amazing experience.
Not unlike us, dogs are highly social animals and enjoy spending quality time with their own species. Taking a trip to the dog park gives Bowser the opportunity to practice reading other dogs’ body language as well as hone his own communication skills. In time, he will get use to meeting unfamiliar dogs and this helps guard against developing fear and aggression when confronted with other dogs.
You will also benefit from taking Bowser to the dog park. They enable you to bond and play with your dog and socialize with other dog lovers. While practicing off-leash training skills, you enjoy the entertaining antics and frolicking of your dog. Make today a great day for you and your dog by taking him to the dog park.