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DOG PARK RULES

1.  Dog must be under control at all times.

2.  Owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injury or damage caused by their dogs.

3.  Aggressive dogs are not permitted on the premises. Dogs must be removed at the first sign of aggression. If unsure of temperament of your dog use a muzzle or keep leashed.

According to the City of Marshfield Ordinance 1034 art. 3,

( “DANGEROUS” ANIMAL IS DEFINED AS ANY ANIMAL THAT HAS (1) WHEN UNPROVOKED, BITTEN A HUMAN OR DOMESTIC ANIMAL ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY; OR (2) WHEN UNPROVOKED, CHASED OR APPROACHED A PERSON, INCLUDING A PERSON ON A BICYCLE, UPON THE STREETS, SIDEWALKS OR ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN THE DOG OWNER’S PROPERTY IN AN APPARENT ATTITUDE OF ATTACK; OR (3) HAS A KNOWN PROPENSITY, TENDENCY, OR DISPOSITION TO ATTACK UNPROVOKED, CAUSING INJURY OR OTHERWISE THREATENING THE SAFETY OF HUMANS OR DOMESTIC ANIMALS.)

4.  NO CHILDREN UNDER 8 YEARS OF AGE PERMITTED: CHILDREN HAVE A TENDENCY TO SCREAM AND RUN WHEN EXCITED WHICH CAN TRIGGER A DOG’S PREY DRIVE OR NATURAL INSTINCT TO CHASE. THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN.

5.  Keep your dog on leash while entering and exiting the dog park.

6.  Pick up dog waste as well as cigarette butts, candy wrappers, etc.

7.  Carry a leash at all times.

8.  Never leave your dog unattended.

9.  All dogs must be licensed and immunized.

10.  No dogs in heat allowed.

11.  Closely supervise intact males.

12.  Do not bring human food or glass into park.

13.  No puppies under 4 months of age in large dog area.

14.  Owners must stop dogs from digging and fill in any holes caused by their dogs.

15.  Professional trainers may not use the dog park to conduct their business.

16.  No alcoholic beverages allowed in the park.

17.  This is a dog park for people who are willing to uphold the park’s rules and restrictions and is not to be used for unrelated social gatherings.

18.  No bare feet. Shoes or sandals a must.

Typical Dog Park Manners

Pick up and dispose of dog waste.

It's gross, but this is the best thing you can do to weaken the arguments against off-leash recreation areas in our public parks. Thousands of dogs visit these sites every month. If we don't pick up after our dogs the dog parks will be closed, and no new ones will be opened. Most of all, nobody likes to look at or step in dog waste. It's unhealthy and unsightly. Be courteous and use common sense.

Teach your dog good manners

Contact an obedience school near you to help your dog learn to be a mannerly pet.

Be a responsible dog owner.

Keep licenses and vaccinations up to date, spay or neuter your dog, educate yourself about dog behavior (many books, magazines and websites are available), and join the organization that is supporting your site!

Keep the area safe and clean.

Pick up trash, cigarette butts, and litter. Pick up dog waste even if it isn't from your dog. Chances are you have missed your share from your own dog. Don't let your dog dig holes. Leave the site better than you found it. It's the small gesture multiplied by dozens of daily visitors that makes these sites successful.