The next Cedar City Dog Park Meeting will be held on Sat., Dec. 3rd, 2011 at the Cedar City Library at 3PM. Everyone welcome.
Why does Cedar City need a dog park?
Because it would benefit dog owners and non-dog owners alike.
If there was a dog park, dog owners would be less likely to break leash laws and have dogs in public parks where dogs are not allowed. They are also less likely to be in areas where they are considered a "nuisance" to those that do not like or want to be around dogs. Unfortunately, there are are some irresponsible dog owners that do not clean up after their dogs and this infringes on everyone, non-dog owners and dog owners alike.
Dog parks are a place where dog owners can go for education. Other dog owners have the opportunity to share experience and information making better and more responsible dog owners of others. This type of park can also have information available to all dog owners where activities can be for dog related events and postings.
A dog park is a place where dog owners can take their dogs to socialize. Dogs need to socialize with other dogs and humans. With frequent, active contact with other dogs and humans, dogs are calmer and tend to have better social manners.
Dog owners need a place to exercise their dogs. Dogs that are well-exercised and socialized are happier and less likely to exhibit destructive behaviors (digging, chewing, BARKING, etc.) which could benefit dog owners and their neighbors.
Cedar City does not have a place where visitors to our beautiful city can exercise their dogs off leash without breaking leash laws. This has been a major complaint for visitors staying in Cedar City for one of the many festivals and events that Cedar City offers.
Senior citizens and physically disabled dog owners benefit from dog parks because elderly and physically handicapped people who cannot walk their dogs can still exercise their dogs.
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