Jamison Park

Racecourse Rd Jamisontown NSW 2750

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Sign posted area behind the netball courts,next to Racecourse Rd Jamisontown.

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For additional information please visit the Penrith City Council website.

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Last Updated: December 31, 2008 - Does this listing need updating? Let us know

39 Comments

  1. Kelly & "Kaja"
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    Awesome dog park! As far as facilities go, one of the best! Firstly, the council has erected 6th high mesh fencing which has a double gated which makes it worry-free when you’re coming & going. There are poo bags and water bowls just after you come through the 2nd gate. The council has also been very clever to have placed some large round (& square) cement tunnels around the park & have built up dirt either side so the dogs can go under them or play on top of them. There are seats and trees for shade and I’ve found no matter what day or time it is, there’s always dogs there!
    Other councils should base every other dog park on this one! Very enjoyable!

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  2. jen and emm
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    i found the park aweful on our first vist . i took a little dog only 6mths old and kept it on leash thought i was doing the right thing. it was fine for other dagos to come and meet our pup but when one dog started to bite my pup , no owner was in sight . even when i picked my pup up into my arms the other dog continued to jump up and bite my pup, still no owner to do anything . it was quite a frightening experience not only for my pup but also myself and my 9 yr old daughter .
    VERY DISSAPOINTED and i was told that other dogs do not like it when dog are still on there leash .

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    1. Natasha
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      Jen the same happened to my dogs, my girl got ripped our of my arms and dragged savagely across the park by a Dalmatian boy while the owner watched and smiled, my chihuahua got bitten and a toy poodle got ripped to shreds and ended up in intensive care, they should have a seperate spot for small digs because my dogs love to socialise and it’s clearly not safe, why should our dogs miss out

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    2. Ray
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      Hi Jen and emm, im from melbourne, never been to that park but here to say that its sad and im sorry for what happened but you got to keep in mind the difference between large and small dogs is unimaginable when it comes to play biting or just jumping. As an owner you should have had this in mind and introduced the dogs in a calm manner, its ok we all have made mistakes, it does also fall into your responsibility. Dont take it too hard on yourself just find times or form a club for small dogs and let them in together and have fun 😀

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  3. jen and emm
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    think maybe park could be devided so that smaller dogs are together and lager dogs are together. the park is big enough for this to happen .

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    1. Kelly
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      Great idea

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  4. Madi
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    Jen, stop bad mouthing this park.
    You’ve done it on facebook and now here, get over it.
    Hundreds of people and their dogs have a great time there every week and although you may have had a bad time, you need to get over it, find something better to do and stop creating a bad namefor a great park.
    I, personally, think this is the best park in Western Sydney and my great dane andI have never had an issue.

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    1. Natasha
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      If this is such a “great” place then tell me why a social toy poodle got torn apart by a big dog IN FRONT OF THE OWNER while the big dog owner sat and watched, that poor poodle almost DIED!!!! No park that has that is ever a good dog park, this park is very small dog unfriendly and clearly not safe, they SHOULD seperate the park, I have asked for the same thing as my dogs got attacked there as well and until it is fixed my social dogs miss out because of bad big dog owners, and YES I have owned many big dogs, none who would ever do this nor would I sit back and watch.

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      1. Kelly
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        I don’t see how the incident that happened with the dog’s is the parks fault. That’s just bad owners..it’s not because of the dog park.

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    2. Maz
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      Madi… Everyone has a right to Comment here… But I feel your missing the Point…Your not getting the message are you…Its the OWNERS that are giving the park a bad name…just like a gun or car..its only becomes dangerous when it gets into the hands of an irresponsible person!!! Your suppose to WATCH & SUPERVISE your Dog!!!

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  5. Colleen & "Boris"
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    I took my 5 mth old Great Dane there this past w/end & we both had an awesome time.

    It was Boris’ first time at the Dog Park, & he loved it. There were lots of other dogs there, big & small, & everyone played together nicely.

    There was plenty of room to run around, & plenty of drinking buckets.

    We are looking forward to going again.

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  6. Rick and DUKE
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    Visited the park for the first time with my staffy and , with my daughter and her dog a kelpie !
    …we all had a great time!!!
    We sat away from other people as I was unsure how my dog would react…but as soon as I undid my dogs leash. He was off!!! …greeting and playing with all the other dogs and their owners, and other dogs wanted to meet myself and my daughter!
    I’ll be going again! With DUKE, and my daughter with her KELPIE.

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  7. Nichole and Zac
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    Our favorite dog park! We’ve met some lovely people and regularly meet some of the same dogs so it’s nice to make new friends. Council has been slack in supplying poo bags but people have been bringing lots so there is no excuse to not pick up after your dog (though that happens more than it should). During the week is pretty quiet with no morsels than a dozen dogs at any time but often less. Weekends get a bit crazy but the dogs have so much fun can’t really complain!

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  8. Kimberley
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    I love this park :)

    Never had a problem, I mean sometimes a dog gets a little too frisky, but they’re all just playing.

    I take my 3 labradors down one of each colour to play atleast once a week, and they love it.

    They are more than friendly to all dogs of all sizes, and never had a problem with vicious dogs.

    I’ve been to other parks and this is by far the best!

    Facilities are great and it’s one of the largest parks I’ve been to.

    Highly recommended :)

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    1. Maz
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      No Kimberley…When they start too get too FRISKY and the other dog doesn’t like ..YOU need to call your dog OFF and away…

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  9. Natasha
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    This has to be the worst dog park we have been to. It is designed with little dogs completely out of mind, the water bowl is a bucket that my dogs cannot reach, and then there are the dogs that go there, their owners never take responsibility for them and my Scottie girl was ripped out of my arms more then a few times and savagely dragged down the park by a giant male Dalmatian while his owner watched and smiled, my chihuahua got bitten and not to mention a toy poodle got torn to shreds and ended up in emergency care.
    I have tried to ask them to separate a section just for small dogs to socialise because it is CLEARLY not safe there for them, REALLY DISAPPOINTED in this park, when we moved into Penrith we looked for a dog park because our dogs were used to going every day at their last dog parks, now they miss out and if we do decide to go we take then to their old dog park.
    Would NOT recommend this place for small dogs, it’ is both unsafe and not small dog friendly.

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    1. Emma
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      Natsha – there have been at least 3 drinking buckets of various sizes for the last 12 months, and now a 4th has been added. One of those is a small silver bowl that even the smallest of dogs can access. As for it being unsafe and not small dog friendly, that is just utter BS. I’m there 3 times a week and dogs of all sizes have a great time. Sure you may have the odd incident but you need to be realistic and realise when you’re dealilng with dogs this may happen…. a whole year of visits, min twice per week and I am yet to see anything more than a minor disagreement between a couple of dogs.

      Highly recommend this park – heaps of room if you need to stay away from the crowds, everyone is lovely and a huge mix of different breeds.

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    2. Ray
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      Hi natasha, im from melbourne, never been to that park but here to say that your right when the dalmatian dragged the owner did nothing which is rather sad and im sorry for what happened but you got to keep in mind the difference between large and small dogs is unimaginable when it comes to play biting or just jumping. As an owner you should have had this in mind and introduced the dogs in a calm manner, its ok we all have made mistakes, it does also fall into your responsibility. Dont take it too hard on yourself just find times or form a club for small dogs and let them in together and have fun 😀

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    3. Maria Mulford
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      Sorry Natasha, I disagree!!! I read your comments this morning and was very apprehensive about taking my puppy there. It was worse when I arrived and I wasn’t sure wether to go in or not (having your comments in mind).
      I did go in and immediately was welcome by both dogs and owners, as was my puppy. They (dogs and people) couldn’t have been friendlier and my puppy had a fantastic time. NOT ONCE did I feel afraid for my puppy and all the dogs, big and small, welcomed him and played with him.
      Please don’t write anymore harmful comments as, like my puppy almost was, other dogs may be kept away from a wonderful and friendly dog park.

      Maria

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    4. Kelly
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      When we have been to this park quite a few times and always there is water bowls for smaller dogs. As for what happened between the dog’s that is not the fault of the park but of the owner of the said dog!

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  10. Alex
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    Went there today for the first time with my two dogs and they loved it. It’s great to be able to take your dog somewhere safe for them to run around in and have to say the people where friendly to :)

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  11. Kay Perry
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    Went to the park for the first time today with both my maltese … there were 4 water bowls all of varying sizes for them and poo bags attached to the fence if needed .. not very busy due to the time of day .. my two had a great time and a good run .. can see your point re having somewhere for the smaller dogs to go but at least the effort has been made to give dogs some freedom off leash .. maybe contact the local council re a separate area for the littlies but I was really happy with the effort they have made .. there will always be irresponsible owners no matter where you go and I would definitely like to see a separate area for small dogs .. but then also comes the issue of what is classed as small and what is the cut off point size wise …

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  12. Kate
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    Hi All,
    I am a regular at this dog park of around 6 months. We go every sat and sun without fail.

    During my time visiting the park and meeting various dogs of all shapes and sizes, I have opted to contact council and create a petition to have a smaller fenced off area to cater for smaller breeds, first timers and pet owners to use at their discretion.

    Please support this idea by liking this facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Small-off-leash-area-to-be-built-in-existing-dog-park-at-Penrith/518935678198821 and printing and distributing the petition.

    Thanks,
    Kate

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    1. Maria Mulford
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      Think I met you there today and signed your petition. I was the ‘nervous mum’ with the beagle pup lol. I hope you get all the signatures you need as I think it’s a great idea. Oh, and thanx for making our ‘first’ experience a little less daunting

      Maria

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  13. Maria Mulford
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    Well, today I took my Beagle pup to this park (his first ever experience in a dog park) and I am thrilled to report that he had a fantastic time. Yes, I was very apprehensive at first but after speaking with some of the other owners I was put at ease. EVERONE looked after their dogs, at times after everyone elses also, and there was not a single incident. All the dogs were well behaved and greeted all newcomers the same way.
    To see my dog run, play and get so excited was a wonderful feeling….I will DEFINITELY take Poppy back there. Good work Penrith Council….a great place for pooches

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  14. joann
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    I am a regular at jamo dog park without incident for many months. Yesterday my very big boy was attacted by a Sheppard. I realized something was going on so put him on lesh and went to leave. The dogs owner did not even look up from his newspaper untill other owners came to assist me. Very disappointed at his reaction. Most of the time the other owners are great but it takes one to stuff it up. I will not be taking him by myself again.

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  15. Kelly
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    We love this dog park, We normally go on a Saturday morning. The only thing I wish the council would do is maybe put in a kids playground just outside of the park, That way when my kids get bored they can play on the equipment while the dog’s play together. Close enough that parents can still see their kids but also keeping it outside of the dog area.
    It would be great if some of the dog parks could put in a water area, A pond or little fountains or something, Dog’s love water & we see so many of them playing in the drinking buckets.

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  16. Jess
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    I took my 10month old kelpie here for the first time and she enjoyed it as did I. I think some owners need to keep their dogs under control as there was one dog that had gotten into a few fights with other dogs. At one point my friend had to break it up luckily he wasn’t harmed and neither was my kelpie. Owner didn’t seem to care the first few times it happened as he gave up trying to call the dog back over to him. I think the park itself is great some owners just need to take more control of their dogs especially if they’re a threat to others.

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    1. Sabreena
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      Just read all the comments about the Jammo dog park. I guess you have to take the negative and the positive, but I know I would be upset if my dog was attacked by another one. The problem is the owners who are stupid and shouldn’t own dogs.
      I have been to the Bungaribee Dog Park on Doonside Road Blacktown. Wow, Penrith Council, take a lesson from how a dog park is designed.
      Water bowls with fresh running water. Doggie poo bags supplied(most of the time) Shade trees and seats for the owners. Wonderful park. Lots of room….

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  17. Ana
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    I think everyone can agree that taking your dog to a dog park can be a risk – no matter how small. Dogs are ANIMALS and have instincts! I think all dog owners should be responsible for their dogs and if you know your dog can have attitude, you need to make sure you’re managing that behavior. Blaming a dog park for the way other people manage their animal’s behaviour is like blaming McDonalds because the children in the jungle gym misbehave and make a mess….. we should be grateful that our local counsils support our love for our pets and provide these areas for dogs to run around in. We also need to remember that dogs are intuative by nature and can feel what we feel so as leaders of our packs we need to go in with confidence and show our dogs that socialising and playing is ok but also look out for body language that says there could be trouble…. I only have a very playful 4 year old Spoodle but am always on alert when at the park…. I don’t just sit and gossip and let the dogs play havock… As a dog owner, I know I have a responsibility for my dog and other people’s dogs safety. It’s also a good idea to get to know which dog belongs to whom so that you can address anything or get the owners attention if you see any potential dramas.

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  18. Deb
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    I’ve been to this park a few times with my Mastiff and he is a gentle giant, however he had small dogs come up to him who were yappy and nipping him as they have bloody attitude and I felt bad so put my dog on the lead when in fact it should of been the little dogs !! so after a while I let him back off and once again they came up and I left my dog of lead this time and when he went to nip them back- well you should of heard the owner and she also had kids – KIDS DO NOT BELONG IN A “DOG PARK” !!!! as we aren’t allowed in a kids playground with dogs. So just don’t blame big dogs for causing dramas and if a little dog ever comes near my dog again and starts nipping him whatever happens to the little dog when my dog retaliates will not be my problem !!!

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  19. Paula
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    The park is excellent when all owners are responsible and watch their dogs not their phones. Our cavalier puppy was there from 16 weeks and we watched her like a hawk and had trained her to come so that we could remove her from larger dog play. It’s our responsibility to keep her safe. Owners that watch their dogs and keep them out of trouble before it happens make the park a wonderful place to spend an hour or so. We have made many friends with people and dogs and have regular groups that we hang out with. I love taking our cavie to the park. She has a wonderful time. When owners enter the park with dogs that they have no control over their dog you will see a mass of responsible owners leave the park immediately. If that happens to you, you should know that your dog is considered a risk and we are leaving to keep our dogs safe! I’d also note that sometimes dogs are just being plain naughty, a responsible owner will know their dog, see what it’s up to and remove their dog from the park. Common sense prevails!

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  20. aaron
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    I’ve taken my 6 month old pup, who is a smaller breed to Penrith Dog park on two occasions . First time another small dog was nipping at my pups face. Even after I picked him up and sat on the bench the other dog jumped on me and tried to nip at my pup. After having a few nasty words with the dogs owner they reprimanded the dog. On the second occasion my pup was chased down by two husky’s, a german shepherd x and Dalmatian, one of the husky’s latched onto my pups throat and the other dogs pinned him to the ground. I was distraught, the owners of the dogs whom I was talking did nothing to help. I had to go manhandle all the dogs to pick my pup up. After my pup calmed down I put him down but on the leash. The husky came at my dog again trying to bite his neck, the owner of the dog who was standing next to me told me to take my dog and leave because he is to small and will be attacked again by his dog. I was very angry at his comments and left immediately. I agree with the people above this park is not suited for small breeds and I will definitely be looking for another park to take my pup.

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    1. Maz
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      The park should be suited for all breeds…. A puppy and an adult dog should be able to co-exist in the park if they are well trained & socialised…It the OWNERS that make it unsafe!!! I will call the Rangers next time…

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  21. Hanna
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    This is a great dog park. My husband and I love taking our 2 dogs there however, owners NEED to keep a closer eye on their dog. If it steps out of line in any way the dog needs to be reprimanded. Our last visit was a little stressful as it seemed two male dogs who were being quite aggressive and were ganging up on our dogs and others. It was constantly chasing our dogs and tackling them until they cowered. The owner just watched and called the dogs name – That was it! When they eventually left, the dog walked out of the park with a muzzle on it! Why take a dog to the dog park if it is aggressive or needs to be walked with a muzzle, if this is the case I do not believe it should be there!!! Walk it on a leash and keep it away from other dogs!

    When that dog left the park all of the other dogs were happier and got along very well. It makes me uneasy when owners are not diligent enough and let their dog get away with the aggressive behaviour!

    Overall the park itself is fantastic. We love it. Just would make me feel more comfortable if the dogs were controlled or watched more carefully by their owner/s!

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  22. Maz
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    I agree its not the PARK that is dangerous…its the owners of the dogs putting other dogs in unacceptable situations. I took my dog for the first time..He is a medium size dog and easy going. We walked around the park on a leash being our first time there and all seemed ok, there were only 3 other dogs present. When all sniffed each other and things seemed safe I took his lead off. He stayed close then started to explore on his own. We played ball for a while. More people and more dogs started to arrive. Dogs running everywhere – greeting – then they ran to my dog – obviously he was new in the park – dogs circling around him and me – more dogs came over and my dog became overwhelmed by this – 2 other male dogs started the dominant stand over stance then jumped on him. My dog became quite scared..a frenzy started with these dominating dogs…. I tried to call my dog away and keep a calm voice whilst looking for the OWNERS to come and call their dogs away…DOMINANCE BEHAVIOUR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!! BULLYING ANOTHER DOG IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR…MAKING IT SCARED IS NOT ACCEPTABLE…My dog turned out of fear and became FEAR aggressive…He is not an aggressive animal…All awhile the owners who where too busy Yakking on did NOTHING to call their dogs off…. If these owners had taken their dogs to training lessons they would know that Dominance behaviour is NOT ON!! …These owners make going to the park unsafe…Just like children fighting & hitting..Parents need to step in and stop it!! Its NOT CUTE and my dog wasn’t the problem…. I will take legal action on any owners who do nothing to control there dogs… I will call the authorities then & there…. Either have your dogs socialised properly or don’t come to the park!!!

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  23. Josh
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    Hey guys

    I just wanted to kindly remind everyone that different breeds play very differently. At the park I go to a few breeds get along amazingly for hours in what others may perceive as an aggressive way.

    All the young (1-5 year old) bull breeds (American and English Staffordshires), Dalmatians, Boxers and Huskies, among many others, have a very rough play style. Biting, holding necks, jumping, tackling and pinning each other. It’s very normal of these breeds and with the self reward they get out of it, very hard to train against. It’s natural, so I understand why some owners let it go. They often come back with war wounds.

    Having said that, it should be easy to see when things are not okay. A tail between the legs means the dog isn’t having fun and should be removed from the situation. It’s hard to make a call, but if there dogs are having rough fun and one isn’t, I wouldn’t expect all the other dogs to go back on lead for the sake of the one.

    Labs, poodles, kelpie, collies, etc all have a very much gentler play style. It’s hard for them to get along in the same play session.

    Our staff boxer mix is such a boof head. When the smaller dogs or more gentle dogs are around I’ll make sure she is on lead. She loves them all! She just doesn’t know her strength or how to moderate it.

    On the same note, if the park is full of large rough dogs, please don’t walk in with your small dog and crack it when the other dogs that are clearly rough housing try to do the same with your dog. That’s just not fair.

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  24. Ric Vieira
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    Ray’s comment seem to be the only (dog) educated/wiser…

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  25. Caitlin
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    Looking forward to seeing what this park has to offer and have my dogs enjoying some much needed off leash time.
    Sad to see soo many negative comments about dogs and pups being attacked or nipped at.
    I myself have two small dogs, however I know that when they play with each other they nip at each other and it looks like they are fighting, but it is the way their breed plays. I also have many times where larger dogs are tooo rough with them, however I just simply start walking away from the larger dog and my two follow, so I effectively remove my dogs from the situation.

    I have once made the mistake of “picking “my dog up when the other dogs get too full on, however I have learnt that this is the WRONG thing to do, as it only encourages the other dogs to jump on myself and causes more distress to my own dog. I find its better to have them in between my legs and allow them to stand their ground and I have myself free to pull other dogs away from them.

    See you all there :)

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