Port aux Basques dog park a hidden gem
Dog parks are more than just a playground for pets – they are a gathering spot for pet parents.
Owners bring their pets to the park to get exercise and socialize with other pets; while the dogs are playing, community members are more likely to form relationships, participate in conversation, and exchange community information.
These are all benefits of the off-leash dog park in Port aux Basques. As expectations that dogs should be on-leash continue to increase in most public places, many communities see dog parks as a way to let dogs run free without penalty to owners or damage to private property.
Such parks promote safety because owners are not walking on busy streets with their dogs, affecting others who are walking, often with kids, or seniors wishing to do their errands safely and without interruption.
Public dog parks allow pets a chance for ample off-leash exercise and social activity with other dogs. When dogs get the physical and mental exercise they need, people notice a decrease in the level of troublesome behavior from dogs in the community.
Healthier pets and residents improve the quality of life in town or even in your neighborhood. Keep these benefits in mind next time you drive or walk past the local dog park, which our town is lucky to have as part of the area’s recreational facilities.
Jess, a 14-year-old Bernese Mountain/collie cross, looks on as she takes in the sights and smells in and around the dog park off Bay Street in Grand Bay.
The Port aux Basques dog park is something of a hidden gem, offering an outlet for canines to play and interact with other dogs, and owners to meet.