After we adopted Glory we wanted to make sure we could take her out to do things with us that she would enjoy. Obviously dog park visits were on the list because we wanted a big open space for her to run for exercise and fun, not to mention getting social with other dogs.
Safety is always the number one goal with dogs, both for our dog, other dogs and of course the people around us. A key safety practice for introducing dogs to new parks is to go when it’s not busy so the dog isn’t stressed and can get familiar with the sights and sounds. It’s also a great way for the owners to get familiar with the local dog park rules. When we took Glory, she did great. She mostly hung out around the fenceline sniffing out the other dogs who had visited the park.