Hey, so you have booked an hour for your dog to have a run about at Chichester Secure Dog Park. Wonderful – so what does that mean?
Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of doggy parks open for exclusive use by owners and their dogs. For those of us with a reactive dog, it is perfect as they can enjoy all the fun of sniffing and marking territory in an area where other dogs have been, without the fear of being pounced on by another dog or even worse being chased. It is wonderful for the dogs who won’t come back or the newly rescued dog that needs to meet and greet another family dog but off site, away from the home.
We are so lucky to have so many in the local area along the south coast and many of these offer lots of activities for the dogs to enjoy. At some of these sites, there are jumps and logs to climb on, seesaws and other agility equipment and then some of them have got a sand pit, or even a paddling pool. I honestly think that we get as much fun with these items as our dogs. I take my two dogs to several secure dog parks, depending on where I am working, and I am forever grateful that I can use these sites to help owners with my personal training programme. Seeing the owner relax as they see their dog run off lead for the first time, is extremely rewarding.