Dog Park Stewardship: Owners, Oversight and Ongoing Management Strategies
Track: Maintenance

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 1:00 to 2:15pm

Dianne Canafax, Founder & President, Kitsap Animal Rescue & Education (KARE)

Session Description:

Off-leash dog parks provide an essential opportunity for physical and mental exercise for dogs and their owners. But let’s face it, putting fido in an enclosed area with 50 of his closest four-legged friends, often leads to challenges. And the two-legged owners are sometimes part of the problem. The speaker has developed operating recommendations based on her many years as a certified dog trainer and dog park stewardship consultant to multiple park and recreation agencies. The session will focus on design improvements, safety issues, establishing a stewardship program and doggie cooperation strategies. Your tail will certainly be wagging after you attend this session!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the keys to implementing successful dog park stewardship programs.
  • Participants will learn strategies to implement creative dog park education programs.
  • Participants will learn and understand alternative strategies for dog park management.