Dog Parks

By Pet Access Guy | March 22, 2013

This beautiful province has a ton of off leash Parks! Every week I’ll feature a different citys parks, as well as their address and any specific rules for that park!

While we’re talking about rules, there is dog park etiquette which must be followed at each park.imgres-14

DOG PARK ETIQUETTE:

  • Keep your pet on leash if there isn’t a sign stating that dogs may run off-leash.
  • Always carry a leash even in a leash-free area. You never know when you may need it.
  • Don’t let your dog harass other pets, people, or wildlife.
  • Make sure your dog has reliable recall if you allow him to run off-leash.
  • Always keep your dog in sight and within voice range.
  • Make sure your dog is up-to-date on his vaccinations.
  • Don’t bring female dogs in heat to the dog park.
  • Don’t bring young puppies. Their immune systems are not yet fully developed.
  • Never bring more dogs than you can handle if a situation were to arise.
  • Don’t bring toys – they may cause guarding or territorial issues.
  • If your dog starts behaving aggressively, leash him immediately and leave.
  • Leash-free areas are not suitable for aggressive dogs.
  • No digging! Fill in any holes your dog has created.
  • Respect the rules of the dog park.
  • Clean up after your dog… every time!

This week we will start close to (our) home, in Abbotsford. Currently the 4 places that allows Dogs Off Leash are:

Gladwin Park                                @3585 Gladwin RD

McKay Creek Trail                      @ 3435 Eldridge RD

Stoney Creek/Bateman park @34586 Bateman Rd

Sumas Canal Dyke Trail          @39462 No. 3 rd

 

And this here is a map(click me), brought to you by Abbotsford Park and Rec.

 

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