Dog Park Safety Tips

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The past few months, we’ve been visiting dog parks everywhere as we research our next guidebook. While we love dog parks for the fun that they can offer dogs and especially for the great off-leash opportunity for traveling dogs that are tired of riding in the car, we’ve seen some bad practices at many parks. […]

Nutro Announces Final ROOM TO RUN Dog Parks!

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We’ve just received word that The Nutro Company has announced the last batch of winners in the 3rd Annual ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Park Appreciation Project! In all, 30 dog parks across the country have received grants of $2,000 to help with their dog park initiatives. You can also check them out on the ROOM TO RUN™ Facebook […]

Creating Your Own At-Home Dog Park

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Living in the country with a large yard bordered by woods, I have to admit that artificial turf isn’t something that I’d considered for our dogs. Even though we lost most of our yard due to drought last summer (and this year have had to conserve our well water as well), I hadn’t considered artificial […]

Texarkana, Arkansas Named PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” Winner

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We don’t get to northeast Texas very often but, the next time we do, we have to hop across the Texas border to Texarkana, Arkansas. The city has been named “top dog” in the PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” contest, beating out more than 1,000 nominated cities across the U.S. and winning a $100,000 PetSafe […]

Has Your Dog Park Applied for a ROOM TO RUN Grant?

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Last month, we wrote about the launch of this year’s Room to Run program, a grant initiative by The Nutro Company. Today we wanted to share this video and some links to encourage you to help your local dog park win one of 30 $2,000 grants! According to The Nutro Company, “The ROOM TO RUN™ […]

Alabaster, Alabama Welcomes New Dog Park

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This week I’m off to Alabama to cover the unveiling of the new Beneful® Dream Dog Park in Alabaster, a community outside of Birmingham. We covered this in our celebrity canines section (Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet will be unveiling the park). For this post, though, I wanted to know what you would like to know […]

Nutro Launches Room to Run

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Could your local dog park use a $2,000 grant for some improvements? For the third year, The Nutro Company, a company that focuses on natural pet foods,  is unleashing its ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Park Appreciation Project, this year with 30 $2,000 grants to dog parks! This  community program is designed to support public, non-profit […]

Fido’s Faves: Whalon Lake Dog Park

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Product or Place I Am Reviewing: Whalon Lake Dog Park, Naperville IL My Dog’s Name: Daisy & Ginger What I Liked About This Product or Place: I really love this dog park. You meet great people and great dogs. My dogs have best friends there that they only play with when they are both there […]

Ask Alecia: My Dog Attacked a Dog at the Dog Park!

Dear Alecia, My 20-month-old Weimaraner, a non aggressive breed by nature, attacked a dog at the dog park, on two separate occasions with no provocation whatsoever. It has never happened with any other dog. I cannot figure it out. I saw it both times and IMMEDIATELY went after it. What’s up with that? WHY? He […]

PetSafe Names “Bark for Your Park” Finalists

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Fifteen US cities have been named finalists in the PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” competition–and now it’s time for you to help choose a winner. One city will win $100,000 toward building a local dog park. The 15 finalist cities are: Allentown, Pennsylvania Bullhead City, Arizona Derby, Vermont Fort Dodge, Iowa Huntington, West Virginia Kirkland, […]