I recently visited a dog park with a difference. One that my dog loved. My kids loved. I loved. Even though it was 3.5 hours away from my home!
It was a cold, wet, blustery day and we were looking for something to entertain children and dogs on holiday. Tuncurry Beach Street Reserve dog park has a permanent agility course built in. Perfect – for the dog who has had two lessons in agility!
We each took Chilli over every peace of equipment and she loved it. Wouldn’t it be good to have something like this close to us in Sydney. Ok – so there may be potential problems – noise? maintenance? dog fights? owner fights? injury? Ok it’s not for every dog but neither are dog parks in general.
Think of the positives. Something for dogs and their owners to do. Rather than simply concentrating on mixing with other dogs, dogs could be given a job to do – learn the agility track.
So why not – as this park has done, get a sponsor on board to help with setting up and maintenance costs and provide parks like this one for owners and their dogs to have fun together.
Do you have a dog park with a difference near you? If you do, please tell us about it. If not, what would you like to see in a dog park near you.
Here are some more photos of us and Chilli dog having fun…