Rules & Regulations
In order for this wonderful dog park to function properly, it must rely on the people who use it to MAINTAIN IT!
- Dogs May Not Be Left In The Park Alone
You are responsible for your dog and must be with him/her at all times.
- Clean Up After Your Dog
Please treat Muttland Meadows like your own back yard. Cleaning up after your dog is mandatory. Always be sure there is a plastic bag in the container before depositing waste, and make sure the cover is secure after use. Please take your containers home with you. REMEMBER: We do all our own maintenance, so please use common sense and BE CLEAN!
- Supervise Your Children
Muttland Meadows is a park EXCLUSIVELY for dogs. CHILDREN ENTER AT THEIR OWN RISK! Parents are solely responsible for the well being of their children while in the park. Some dogs are not good
with children and they misinterpret children who run, yell and wave their arms as prey. These actions can often stimulate dogs to react aggressively and cause a child to be chased or bitten. So please keep in mind that the DOG has the right to be here, and REMEMBER…THIS IS NOT A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND!
- Bring Water For Your Dog
Please take your containers home with you.
- Please Do Not Picnic In The Park
DO NOT bring food into the park, unless you want to risk losing it. Your dog may respect your meal, but others might not!
- Keep Your Dog Off Leash
Dogs usually fair better off leash due to the barrier-frustration effect a leash can cause. Since dogs communicate with body language that involves slight nuances in posture, tail set, ear set and muscular tension, a leash can throw off all of those signals and cause tension, fear and aggression in a dog that would otherwise be non-reactive. Also, when a dog is on leash, he is unable to move in and out at will, and he is held back from approaching at his own speed which can cause a dog tremendous stress. Also, please use the holding areas to leash and unleash your dog.
- Be Prepared for displays of Alpha (Pack) Type Behaviors
The purpose of this park is to allow dogs to exercise, socialize and interact within a semi-controlled atmosphere in a pack situation. Dominance (such as humping), self-protectiveness, possessiveness, inter-male aggression, and alpha behavior are NORMAL pack behaviors and are acceptable in moderation. If this is something you cannot deal with, and it is not what you want for your dog, then please take him somewhere else to exercise.
- Make Sure Your Dog Doesn’t Fall In The “Better Off At Home Category
The dog park is not for everyone! Tiny puppies under 4 months of age, fragile toy dogs, dogs with a history of dog to dog aggression, dogs with a history of dog to human aggression, adult dogs who are fearful or “need to be socialized,” dogs with a high prey drive, and dogs who are resource guarder’s and will get into trouble around balls, sticks or any thrown object should stay away from off leash dog parks.
- No Female Dogs In Heat Are Allowed In The Park
- Help Prevent The Spread of Disease
Please keep your dog up to date on the proper vaccinations, including Bordetella (kennel cough), a highly contagious air borne disease. For the safety of the other dogs please check regularly for worms.
- No Smoking At The Park
The nicotine found in tobacco products is poisonous & extremely toxic to dogs.