Petiquette (pet i ket) noun [Slang] acceptable behavior and manners for pet owners and their pets, especially in shared or public spaces such as dog parks.


  • Do monitor your dog for inappropriate behavior. Handle any conflicts with kindness and good manners.

  • Do be responsive & responsible - it’s up to you to make the difference in everyone’s experience.

  • Did You Know...You are supposed to leash and unleash your dog in the double gated entry/exit area? Mixing leashed and unleashed dogs can create a hostile situation.

  • Do remember, this is a “dog” playground. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted. 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 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.

  • Do not 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!

  • Don't bring puppies or dogs to BarkPark 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 behavior in other dogs?

  • Do be prepared for behaviors 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 favorite 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?

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