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Doodle Club Playdate at Pine Nursery

  • May 22, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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Hey Bend Doodle Club members, grab your Doodle and come out to the next Bend Doodle Club play date at Pine Nursery. This is an off leash, 17 acre fenced  park.

A number of members have voiced concern about play dates and Pine Nursery considering  the recent, very unfortunate and tragic dog attack at the park.  As dog owners we must be constantly aware of our dogs behavior/body language  around other dogs they are playing/associating with. Here are guidelines prepared by Bend Park and Recreation District, that is for your information.

Guidelines prepared by the Bend Park and Recreation District (BPRD).

Know your dog!  The most important step to a successful dog park experience is knowing your dog.  Not all dogs are good candidates for off-leash areas. If your dog has not had regular interaction with other dogs, it may lack the necessary social skills to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Socialize young puppies (8-16 weeks of age) at a puppy kindergarten class, not at the dog park. Know the park. Before taking your dog to an off-leash area, familiarize yourself with the site and the posted rules. Vaccinations.  All dogs visiting the park must be immunized. Make your initial visit at a time that is not busy.  Daytime hours during the week and late weekend afternoons are generally the quietest times at the OLAs.  Let your dog off-leash as soon as you arrive within the boundaries of the OLA.  Mixing leashed and unleashed dogs can cause problems. Leashed dogs often feel threatened by free dogs and may display defensive behaviors.  Keep an eye on your dog.  A parent would not leave a young child unattended; watch your pet and monitor whom he/she is playing with and if their behavior is appropriate.  Make sure you can always see your dog. Keep walking!  Walking, rather than sitting or standing, will help minimize defensive and territorial behaviors.  This means that your dog is more likely to pass another dog with a friendly sniff instead of a stare down.  Do not allow your children to approach a dog without permission from the dog’s handler. Remember that many dogs who visit the OLAs are not socialized to children.  Be aware that dogs have different play styles, temperaments and physical abilities.  Many dogs love rambunctious play, while some are more timid and aloof.  Always respect the wishes of the handler and be prepared to move to another area of the OLA in order to help facilitate dogs getting along.  Leash up and leave if your dog is acting in an aggressive manner.Scoop the Poop – Hundreds of dogs visit each OLAs every month and we want to keep them clean for everyone to enjoy.  Nobody likes to step in or look at dog poop.  Plastic bags, supplied by BPRD, are available in on-site dispensers.  Keep the area safe and clean.  Do not allow your dog to dig holes, which can cause injuries to unsuspecting people and dogs.  Leave the site in better condition than you found it.  Small actions, multiplied by hundreds of visitors, are what keep our off-leash areas a success.  Report park condition concerns to BPRD Park Services at 541.388.5435.

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  • Judy D.

    We are back in Bend and hope to be there May 22 at 5:30. Our Labradoodle is Bentley parti-mix color

    May 13

  • Evie

    Hi everyone! I am sorry I will not be able to go to the meetup! The bus does not run that late, so I will for sure try next time! Have fun, and give lots of hugs to the doodles for me!

    May 21, 2014

    • Susan B. R.

      Hi Evie: Can you give me your ph # i want to look into your services for Fanny. Susie

      June 14, 2014

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