Petiquette (pet i ket) noun [Slang] acceptable behaviour and manners for pet owners and their pets, especially in shared or public spaces such as dog parks.
Do monitor your dog for inappropriate behaviour and interrupt any such inappropriate behaviour.
Do handle any conflicts with kindness and good manners – whether your dog is the perpetrator or the victim.
Do be calm, responsive & responsible – it’s up to you to make the difference in everyone’s experience.
Did You Know…you are to leash and unleash your dog in the double gated entry/exit area? Mixing leashed and unleashed dogs can create a hostile situation.
Did You Know…signs of aggression include the body becoming rigid and still, holding head up high, snarling with lips drawn back, if your dog exhibits any of these behaviours call them to you immediately and keep control of them until tension has eased or remove them from the park if your dog remains in an aggressive state.
Do remember, this is a “dog” playground. Children are not allowed in BarkPark Dubai. (except during specific family-friendly events where children 5yo and above may be granted conditional entry). Dogs and children both frighten and excite easily – and react differently – which can create a dangerous atmosphere.
Don’t unnecessarily pick up or carry your dog as this sometimes causes excitement in other dogs that may jump up and nip at them.
Did You Know…Leashed dogs may experience anxiety, fear or defensive posturing when approached by unleashed dogs? Please unleash your dog in the double gated area then enter the off-leash area.
Do keep BarkPark Dubai clean by picking up your dog’s poop. Pick up any unclaimed poop you see too.
Don’t let your dog pee or poop in the water.
Don’t allow your dog to dig large holes. Fill in any holes he does dig.
Do play and interact with your dog while here. Exercise is good for humans too! Dogs may become protective of their owners especially if the owner is static, please be aware of this and move and redirect if your dog is becoming over protective of you and your space.
Don’t bring puppies or dogs to BarkPark Dubai before they have had ALL their vaccinations.
Did You Know…young puppies should not be here because they don’t understand canine body language and can unknowingly provoke undesirable and/or aggressive behaviour in other dogs?
Do be prepared for behaviours you may not like that is natural and not necessarily aggressive. Examples include growling, barking, charging, humping, posturing, play biting, curling of lips and wrestling.
Did You Know…Not all dogs like to socialize? If your dog is timid or aggressive, leave him home for his safety and enjoyment.
Do keep your leash with you so you’re prepared to enforce a “time out” and remove your dog from the park if he misbehaves.
Don’t bring your dog’s favourite toy if he doesn’t like to share.
Did You Know…Spaying or neutering your dog will not only decrease dog overpopulation but will also make your visit a more pleasant one.