Decoding the Dog Park

Many of our city parks are going to the dogs – literally. There are already about 1,200 off-leash dog parks in the United States. That number is growing rapidly, with an increase of 20 percent between 2010 and 2015 alone. It’s no wonder. Nearly 57 million American households include a canine family member, and dog parks are a great place to let pooches play, run unleashed, and socialize.3 Many dogs love dog parks. What better spot for people to meet like-minded dog lovers and do a little dog watching? However,…

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