Let’s talk about dogs – 5 reasons why dog parks are important
Let’s talk about dogs
Did you know that 1 in 5 of the U.S. population own at least one dog? In our society, dogs have become an important part of the family unit. People enjoy having company and we like to feel that someone needs and depends on us. We love our dogs and want them to be happy.
No wonder there is an increasing demand for dog parks!
Benefits of dog parks
1. Dog Socialization
Dogs have a need to socialize with other dogs. Environmental training is important for your dogs behavior.
2. People Socialization
Dog parks are a great way for people to meet and socialize. You can share and receive helpful information from other dog owners and maybe even get a chance to know your neighbors better.
4. Mental and physical stimulation for the dog
Play and activity is important for the dog’s health. Dogs who are socially and physically active are more happy. Additionally, destructive behavior can be prevented by play and exercise.
5. Community advantages
Dogs are a huge part of many peoples lives. There is noted that dogs increase social interactions among their owners. Users of the park are more likely to contribute to their community and take responsibility to keep the area clean and safe.
What to include in the park?
You have probably realized by now that dog parks are important. But what should the park include? Here is a list of the most important elements.
- One acre or more with perimeter fencing.
- Shade structures where dogs and their humans can cool down.
- Water for your playful four-legged friend.
- Dog play components to challenge and help train.
- Trash receptacles and dog waste mitts.
- Benches for the owners where they can enjoy the view of their happy friend.
RecWest can help you design and realize your next dog park.