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SarasotaRepub
04-23-2013, 05:12 PM
There is a nice shaded Paw Park not too far from us and we took the girls there for the 1st time
this afternoon. Bella got so excited she didn't wait for me to open the car
rear hatch and jumped into the CLOSED door...:biggrin-new: Thankfully she didn't hurt
herself but did yelp.

I'll bring the camera next time, my poor departed Xena loved the park and I think
these two will also. They were a little cautious in exploring it but this was their
1st time there.

There was a 1 year old "puppy" there that was trying to play with Darlene a little
too close and she let him know it was NOT appreciated. This pup must have weighed
close to 1 hundred pounds, some kind of PittBull mix. He was friendly but
SLW was not pleased...

LukeEDay
04-23-2013, 05:14 PM
Dogs love going for walks. I hope they enjoyed themselves..

southernlady
04-23-2013, 05:24 PM
Our two LOVE the "puppy" park...ours has a big dog and a small dog side and ours are small dogs. So the only time we get a big dog over there is if they are very young puppies (between 4 and 6 months).

We also take ours on "pack" walks...a bunch of us are members of a group on meetup and usually there are 3-5 walks a week (we usually manage one). Plenty of greenways around here and as long as they stay on a leash, all is well.

LukeEDay
04-23-2013, 05:32 PM
Do those puppy parks have bathroom spots for the dogs, or do you have to carry your own bag with you?

SarasotaRepub
04-23-2013, 05:33 PM
This park is totally shaded by huge old oaks so it will be good with the
summer getting close and it was in the 80's here today.

The other Paw Park in the area where I used to take Xena is more than
twice as big but doesn't have the shade trees so you have to watch the pups
to make sure they don't over heat.

They both have water stations and people bring metal water bowls.

I wanted to bring them there at an off hour so they could get used to it
without tons of other dogs, they tend to fill up once people get home
from work.

We have two happy tired greyhounds now. :biggrin-new:

SarasotaRepub
04-23-2013, 05:37 PM
Do those puppy parks have bathroom spots for the dogs, or do you have to carry your own bag with you?

The county supplies poop bags and cans.

The "usual" routine is for the dogs to do their stuff when they first get there and then they play.

southernlady
04-23-2013, 05:42 PM
Do those puppy parks have bathroom spots for the dogs, or do you have to carry your own bag with you?
We have bags we keep with us all the time (the dispenser is on one of the leashes). They also have stations with bags for those who forget.

We also take water with us as ours shuts down the water fountain from Nov til April. Besides, when they built the lowest one, they theoretically made it for small dogs but not the smallest dogs...it's too high for even our Jack Russel Terrier mix.

We have a BUNCH of them in town...the one we like is the one closest to us...lots of trees and grass. Some have almost no trees for shade. Our county is in collaboration with PetSafe to make sure we have plenty of parks in the area.:
http://www.petfriendliestcommunity.com/
http://www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/dogparks.asp

SarasotaRepub
04-23-2013, 05:53 PM
This is where I used to take Xena. (http://www.yelp.com/biz/17th-street-paw-park-sarasota)


This is where we took the girls today. (http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/lakeview-paw-park-sarasota?select=mlNkd4SaZeTwqcQ6QiBBpg#mlNkd4SaZeT wqcQ6QiBBpg)

LukeEDay
04-23-2013, 06:02 PM
The county supplies poop bags and cans.

The "usual" routine is for the dogs to do their stuff when they first get there and then they play.


Well, that is good.. I am glad they do that.



We have bags we keep with us all the time (the dispenser is on one of the leashes). They also have stations with bags for those who forget.

We also take water with us as ours shuts down the water fountain from Nov til April. Besides, when they built the lowest one, they theoretically made it for small dogs but not the smallest dogs...it's too high for even our Jack Russel Terrier mix.


When I had a dog, that is I would do also. It seems that I was constantly using them though, as he pooped a lot lol ..



This is where I used to take Xena. (http://www.yelp.com/biz/17th-street-paw-park-sarasota)


This is where we took the girls today. (http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/lakeview-paw-park-sarasota?select=mlNkd4SaZeTwqcQ6QiBBpg#mlNkd4SaZeT wqcQ6QiBBpg)


Is the second picture, the white puppy, her? She is adorable!

SarasotaRepub
04-23-2013, 06:13 PM
Is the second picture, the white puppy, her? She is adorable!


LOL!! No, that isn't ours. When I take some pics I'll have to add them to the park's page.

LukeEDay
04-23-2013, 06:17 PM
LOL!! No, that isn't ours. When I take some pics I'll have to add them to the park's page.

Please do. I would love to see what your dogs look like.

SarasotaRepub
04-23-2013, 06:18 PM
We have bags we keep with us all the time (the dispenser is on one of the leashes). They also have stations with bags for those who forget.

We also take water with us as ours shuts down the water fountain from Nov til April. Besides, when they built the lowest one, they theoretically made it for small dogs but not the smallest dogs...it's too high for even our Jack Russel Terrier mix.

We have a BUNCH of them in town...the one we like is the one closest to us...lots of trees and grass. Some have almost no trees for shade. Our county is in collaboration with PetSafe to make sure we have plenty of parks in the area.:
http://www.petfriendliestcommunity.com/
http://www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/dogparks.asp


Those are some nice parks. I used to talk to SLW before we were married when I was at the 17th street park with Xena. Well, other times too. :biggrin-new:

SarasotaRepub
04-23-2013, 06:21 PM
Please do. I would love to see what your dogs look like.

Look at a post from SaintLouieWoman on the bottom. There is a pic of Bella & Darlene, a little one, but it's there.

I'll get some current ones in the near future.

Novaheart
04-23-2013, 11:25 PM
I wanted to bring them there at an off hour so they could get used to it
without tons of other dogs, they tend to fill up once people get home
from work.

I took Desi to the park when he was 5 months. It was a little too early, and the dachsunds were too friendly so we left after a couple of minutes. The second time, he had a Yorkie and a lab puppy to play with. He ran so hard, the poor little Chihuahua lost his breakfast. The third time I took him to the little dog park near my house and he had it to himself. Perfect! He ran, and ran, and didn't barf. We haven't been in over a month, and now that it's warm enough, I may take him to Ft. Desoto dog beach to see how he likes that.

SarasotaRepub
04-24-2013, 07:59 AM
I took Desi to the park when he was 5 months. It was a little too early, and the dachsunds were too friendly so we left after a couple of minutes. The second time, he had a Yorkie and a lab puppy to play with. He ran so hard, the poor little Chihuahua lost his breakfast. The third time I took him to the little dog park near my house and he had it to himself. Perfect! He ran, and ran, and didn't barf. We haven't been in over a month, and now that it's warm enough, I may take him to Ft. Desoto dog beach to see how he likes that.

Yeah, I always take the dogs before they eat. One time Xena thought she was done and drank a lot of water but then started running again with a new arrival. She lost all the water...:vomit:

The only problem I see with this smaller park is the trees and their roots. That's why I want them to be fairly calm the first few times so they don't trip. The 17th Street park doesn't have as much tree cover and the land is flat with nothing to trip them up. They also put in an Agility course a few years back but the greys have no interest in that for the most part. Both parks have plenty of shade, the 17th Street one is just much bigger, it's over 5 acres. Used to be the old City of Sarasota dump. It's just a lot longer drive to get there.

Novaheart
04-24-2013, 11:11 AM
Yeah, I always take the dogs before they eat. One time Xena thought she was done and drank a lot of water but then started running again with a new arrival. She lost all the water...:vomit:

The only problem I see with this smaller park is the trees and their roots. That's why I want them to be fairly calm the first few times so they don't trip. The 17th Street park doesn't have as much tree cover and the land is flat with nothing to trip them up. They also put in an Agility course a few years back but the greys have no interest in that for the most part. Both parks have plenty of shade, the 17th Street one is just much bigger, it's over 5 acres. Used to be the old City of Sarasota dump. It's just a lot longer drive to get there.

My Rottweiler, Portia, loved the dog park and was the friendliest dog in the world. But we had to deal with breed prejudice, and sometimes the helicopter moms got upset that I wasn't keeping Portia away from their timid spaniel puppy. We have a dog park over on Coquina Key which is the unofficial "dangerous breeds" park. Any given afternoon it's full of Rotties, Dobermans, pitbulls, and even the occasional exotic like a Presa Canario. They all have a ball. There was a couple who brought their greyhounds to the bad dog park, and the greyhounds were regal. They watched the goings on from a distance, and moved in tandem wherever they went. They looked at the running pack like, "Oh dear, Smedly, those peasants are running in a pack. Let's stroll the perimeter, shall we?"