Maui Off-Leash Dog Parks

by Dick Oakes
www.phantomranch.NET

Updated: April 1, 2021

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RULES FOR MAUI DOG PARKS


A DAY AT THE DOG PARK

Preparation List

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  1. Think about whether you dog is park material – meaning, does he like new environments? How is he around other dogs? What about new sounds?
  2. Coordinate a pre-dog park playdate with a few other wel-behaved dogs used to the concept.
  3. Do some reconnaissance on local dog parks to make sure they're well maintained, don't have hazards, and aren't full of weeds and debris.
  4. Plan your initial visits when the park isn't too crowded.

Petiquette

  1. Be sure to take your dog's leash off before he joins in to play and explore.
  2. Pay attention because situations can change in an instant, and never, ever, not for even a moment leave your dog alone and unsupervised.
  3. Stay in the correct section of the dog park is divided into size-appropriate areas so the risk of injuries between small and large dogs is minimized.
  4. Pick up after your dog as it is just good manners and helps the spread of disease.
  5. Learn to recognize body language and watch for signs something is brewing with your dog or fellow canines who approach him.
  6. Leave the dog park if it's best for you and your dog – even if another dog or owner is the problem.

Faux Paws

  1. Don't take your dog to a dog park until they're at least four months old and have their vaccinations.
  2. Dont bring your dog's toys to avoid any aggressive behaviors or protective tendencies – plus things can disappear.
  3. Don't text, make calls, pop on social media, or do anything else that makes you distracted.
  4. Don't bring a hyperactive dog to the dog park without first trying to expend some energy – say by taking him for a walk or a jog.
  5. Don't take an aggressive dog to a dog park in the hopes he'll socialize – he won't, and you'll be taking a big risk.
  6. Dont get in the middle of a dog fight if one breaks out. Instead, make loud noises to try to interrupt them. If loud noises don't work, try squirting the dogs with water. Never attempt to break up a fight by grabbing the dogs by their collars or by getting any part of yourself in between them. Touching dogs while they're fighting can result in "redirected aggression" where a dog may bite you because he thinks you are part of the conflict.

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