New rules at the dog park

New rules at the dog park

COVID-19 has ushered in a new range of rules to integrate into our daily lives. And dog parks—for those who’ve been to one recently—are no exception! Here’s an overview.

August 4, 2020

The government’s guidelines relating to dog parks apply, of course, to humans and not to our 4-legged friends. Getting dogs to respect social distancing would be a mighty difficult task! Especially after several months without seeing their friends at the park.

While specific rules can vary according to municipality, here’s an overview of the recommendations:

Before and during

  • Observe 2-metres distance from other people
  • Wash your hands before and after your visit to the park
  • Use your pre-filled personal water bottle
  • If necessary, sneeze into your elbow
  • Throw disposable objects and Kleenexes into the trash can and then wash your hands
  • Wear a mask (as much as possible)


  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Clean all objects (balls, water bottles, bowls, etc.) used in the park

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and ask a family member, friend or neighbor to take your dog out.

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