Blydenburgh Dog Park

...it's where your dog wants to go!

The Dogs of Blydenburgh

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How To Use The Dog Park

Here are some more recommendations to make everyone’s visit to the dog park safe and enjoyable!

  • Do keep a regular collar, with ID tags, on your dog at all times, even at the park.
  • Do carry a leash with you at all times.
  • Do watch your dog at all times for inappropriate bullying/overly rough play, digging and defecation.
  • Do pick up poop if you see it, even if it’s not from your dog.
  • Do keep a canine first aid kit in your car, as well as your vet’s phone number and the number of the closest animal emergency clinic.
  • Do educate your fellow dog owners, politely, if you see that their dog is behaving inappropriately, wearing an inappropriate collar, or if they haven’t picked up after their dog.
  • Do make sure your dog is fully vaccinated and licensed before bringing it to the park.
  • Do keep your dog on leash until you reach the off-leash area.
  • Do spay or neuter your dog. Spayed/neutered dogs live longer, are less aggressive and make better companions!
  • Do pay attention to where your dog is at all times. It is not fair to make other park users to pickup after your dog or correct your dog's behavior.
  • Do be polite and cordial. When new people come to the park, welcome them and offer to assist them in proper park protocol.


  • Don't bring small children to the dog park. They can easily be knocked down or injured by running dogs. Please be aware that toddlers, because of their behavior and high pitched voices, may appear to some dogs as toys to be chased and tossed around. Children of ANY age must be closely supervised at all times. Note also that County rules assign liability for any injury to a child to the supervising adult not to the dog owner!
  • Don't let your dog into the dog park wearing a choke chain or prong collar. It is well documented that dogs’ paws or mouths can get caught in these collars during play, resulting in serious injury.
  • Don't throw sticks for dogs to play with. If the stick lodges in the ground as the dog is going to “catch” it, it can cause serious injury. Balls or Frisbees make much safer toys!
  • Don't bring a dog to the dog park that has aggression issues toward other animals or people. This is not the place to work on it!
  • Don't allow your dog to bully another dog.
  • Don't allow your dog to mount another dog. Mounting is a form of aggressive behavior and is not acceptable.
  • Don't bring drinks in glass containers – they could easily be knocked down or out of your hand by a playing dog and break.
  • Don't leave your dog unattended at the dog park – EVER!
  • Don't bring a dog to the dog park that barks persistently.
  • Don't bring pups younger than 4 months to the dog park.
  • Don't bring a female dog that is in season (“in heat”).
  • Don't bring bones or food to the dog park, as this may trigger dogfights.
  • Don't allow your dog to stand and bark at the double-gate area when a new dog is coming in – it is polite to call your dog away so the new dog can enter with ease.
  • Don't bring your dog's favorite toy to the park. Your dog may become possessive and fight if another dog tries to take the toy away.
  • Don't play ball with your dog at the park if it is aggressive over a ball or Frisbee. Have your dog properly trained before allowing it to play ball in the park .