People are going to ask you to take the “easy dog trick” to dog parks because it’s easier to do than the more difficult dog tricks.
But, what is it exactly?
What are the rules?
And, what should you do with the tips & tricks?
Recode has answers to all of those questions.
We talked to experts on dog-park etiquette and how to make sure you get the most out of your dog’s experience.
Do you need a leash?
If you’re not sure, ask the people around you, especially the dogs.
If they don’t know what to do with your dog, they might tell you to get one of the little red “hats” that are a common sight in dog parks.
You’ll be surprised at the lengths to which people will go to make you look like a fool.
Do dogs need to be spayed or neutered?
If you think you’re doing the right thing, you should take your dog to the vet for a checkup.
A spay or neuter is necessary to prevent puppies from being harmed, but it’s not required for the dogs to be vaccinated.
Some vets don’t even offer vaccines.
If your dog is neutered, the vets will probably recommend spaying/neutering if your dog has been neutered or has a history of allergies.
What should I bring with me to the dog-pond?
If the dog is on a leash, bring along your leash (unless your dog can handle it) and your leash leash (to keep your dog in the leash).
This way, your dog won’t get lost.
If it’s a kennel, bring a harness, leash, or harness with you.
Dogs can walk through your yard without a leash.
Can I bring my dog inside?
Dogs are generally very wary of people who aren’t wearing a collar, so don’t be surprised if your pet gets lost.
You don’t want to risk your dog getting hurt or attacked, but you might want to think about bringing your pet inside to help protect him from other dogs.
What if the dog doesn’t want me to come inside?
If your pet doesn’t know how to walk, it might be hard to get him to sit down.
There are lots of ways to get your dog used to sitting down.
If the leash is too short, just grab it and carry him by your side.
If he’s still too scared to sit, gently put his head down and sit on his back.
Try to make your pet’s head move to where he can get a good look at you.
You can also make sure that your pet is comfortable by placing him on his side and leaning his head forward so he can see you.
If that doesn’t work, try using a soft blanket or an arm-high crate so he doesn’t feel threatened by your presence.
Some dogs are much more comfortable sitting in a harness than they are sitting on their back.
If I bring a dog with me, do I have to be respectful?
A lot of people assume that dogs are very gentle and that if they want to sit in a crate they have to sit there.
But there’s no rule saying that they have no right to sit.
If a dog is uncomfortable, they should just get out of the crate and go to the next level of safety.
If their owner says, “I can’t let you go because you’re a dog,” don’t argue.
Instead, just politely ask him to leave the dog alone until the owner decides to bring the dog inside.
If someone has brought their dog to a dog park to meet a dog, that person may have no idea what to expect.
You should always respect the owner’s decision.
What happens when a dog gets in trouble?
When your dog gets hurt, it’s usually the owners fault.
You might be thinking, “Oh, he was playing with the other dog.”
But, in reality, your pet has probably bitten another dog.
If dogs bite people, they often get bitten by other dogs, too.
Even if they don