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Dog park rules

City Hall has posted two signs outside the Quinn’s Junction dog park with detailed rules and suggestions for the park.

Some of the rules include:

Dogs must be on leashes when they are entering and exiting the park.

Children must be at least 12 years old to enter the park without adult supervision.

Puppies younger than 4 months old are not allowed inside the park.

No food or dog toys are allowed.

Choke, pinch or spiked collars are barred.

Female dogs in heat are not allowed.

Aggressive dogs are barred.

Owners must clean up after their dogs.

Owners must be in the park when their dogs are inside.

People are instructed not to leave leashes on dogs in the park. One of the signs indicates leaving a leash on a dog inside the park could cause a fight between animals because the dog might "feel restricted in its ability to protect itself." Dogs also might be more protective of their owners with a leash on.

One of the signs also includes information tailored to people with small children, with additional warnings about how dogs might treat kids. Some of the information includes:

"A child running may be seen as prey."

"Some herding dogs may attempt to herd your child. The dog may also become territorial over your child, which can cause a fight that could injure or scare your child."

"When dogs are playing, they naturally mouth, mount and may body slam. A dog may mistake your child for another playmate."

"The dog park can be quite overwhelming to small children."

"A dog fight may occur which could put your child in a dangerous situation."


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