OMG! I have had enough, too! Could not agree with you more! When speaking to my clients I also use caution when advising choosing daycare situations. One of my own dogs failed her daycare assessment and that was fine by me. Clearly she would not be comfortable in such an environment and I trusted the folks at the day care enough to expect and respect their honesty.
Dog Parks are a relatively new cultural phenomenon, and have increased in both number and popularity over the last 15 years. It is an understatement to say that people are rather polarized in their views of dog parks. Advocates maintain that these designated areas provide invaluable opportunities for dogs to enjoy off-lead exercise, socialization and play with other dogs, and for owners to meet and befriend like-minded people in their communities.
HOW ADVOCATES VIEW DOG PARKS
At the other end of the spectrum, critics argue that off-lead dog areas are often poorly managed and supervised and present unacceptable risks to dogs. These risks include aggressive (or predatory) attacks, physical injuries caused by large groups of dogs running together, and the transmission of parasites and disease.
HOW OPPONENTS VIEW DOG PARKS
Full disclosure: I should admit at the forefront that I am personally not a fan of dog parks. My reasons include all of the aforementioned plus the fact that I…
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