Rules of Play

Membership to Doggy Play Park applies to all dogs in one household that meet our requirements for health and temperament and lets you use the dog park as often as you like during normal hours of operation. These rules are enforced for safety reasons so that you and your dog can enjoy the benefits of a private dog park.

  • The member must always be present to supervise their dog(s). Dogs always need to be under your visual contact and voice control .
  • You are responsible for any injury or damage caused by your dog. If your dog inflicts injury to another dog or dog owner, please give your name and phone number to the other dog owner before leaving.
  • If necessary, members may file a formal, written complaint about another member or dog. Formal complaints must be in writing and given to Miranda Bailey of Doggy Play Park.
  • Doggy Play Park reserves the right to cancel dog park membership if it becomes necessary, or if a formal (written) complaint about a member or their dog is filed with the office by more than one person. (Refund will apply if applicable.)
  • No inhumane treatment of dogs is allowed. This means no kicking, punching, hitting or poking with objects, slapping the face or head.
  • Dogs or children are not allowed to be left unattended in vehicles, regardless of the temperature.
  • Each adult may have only 3 member dogs at a time in the dog park unless with Prior arrangement. All dogs using the park must be registered with Doggy play Park and proof of vaccinations need to be on file.
  • Female dogs in season or puppies under 4 months old are not allowed.
  • Owners with aggressive or anxious dogs must purchase a private membership. This also includes any dogs that portray any predatory behaviour, such as chasing. If any incidences occur, Doggy Play Park reserves the right to suspend or cancel memberships
  • DOGS MUST BE WALKED ON LEASH to/from play yards. Dogs can be safely off leash in the play yards only.
  • HUMANS, BE AWARE WHEN RUNNING in the play yards for safety reasons - except the dogs, of course! Although the play yards are maintained, they are in a natural setting and the surface maybe a little uneven. Owners enter at their own risk.
  • Members must always wear shoes in the dog park.
  • Non-member visitors or dogs are not allowed.
  • For safety reasons, children under 12 are NOT ALLOWED in the dog park, unless in a private session booking.
  • Please be polite and clean up after your dog. Poo Bags are conveniently located throughout the dog park.
  • If your dog is annoying or aggressive to another dog or to its owner, you must take immediate action. This may mean moving your dog to another play yard, issuing a time-out for your dog, or even leaving the dog park.
  • Excessive barking can upset other dogs and change the energy in a playgroup. Please try to control your dog's barking whenever possible.
  • Throwing toys or tennis balls can create competition, jealousy and fights between dogs. If you see this reaction, please refrain from this activity and let the dogs play amongst themselves.
  • NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES brought onto the Doggy Play Park.
  • Please reframe from DOG TREATS OR FOOD in the play yards. Treats or food can create jealousy and aggression between dogs.
  • Lastly, have fun!

Your dog will have a blast at Doggy Play Park - meeting new friends, experiencing new things, and learning all kinds of new stuff if he's in training. All that fun and excitement, however, can come with a few downside risks:

Tiredness: With everything so new and exciting, by the time he comes home, your pooch might be pooped - sleepy and lazy for several days while he catches up on his zzzz's. Do not be alarmed. After several days, his energy should be back to normal.

Bumps, Bruises and Boo Boo's:

It's a play yard out there, and dog play is a contact sport! Most dogs spend their time at Doggy Play Park, running, jumping and wrestling and - like on a school play yard - stuff can happen.

Even under supervision and the best of circumstances, injuries can occur. Most will be minor, but occasionally some will be more significant - even requiring veterinary attention.

In other words, bumps, nicks and boo-boos are not uncommon in an active play park environment, but most are proof that your dog had a really great time!