10 Reasons Why We Love Dog Parks

Dog Parks are essential - here is why

Dog Parks are essential! Here is why!

Dog parks are places where dog owners can let their dog run free in a purpose built, secure environment. These dog-friendly places provide important socialisation experiences for dogs, as well as opportunities to burn off extra energy! Dog parks also help dog owners make friends in their community with others who share the same interests. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 reasons why dog parks are so beneficial!


  1. In dog parks, dogs can socialise with other breed types and sizes of dog. This is important for dog owners who want their dog to be well-rounded in terms of their personality and able to interact with different types of dogs. Dog parks also allow dogs the opportunity to meet new humans which widens a dog's horizons when it comes to making friends!
  2. In dog parks, there are plenty of opportunities to do more than just exercise. Dog parks allow dogs to play and interact with other dogs, often give them a chance to swim in a pool and play on play equipment and run around off leash which helps them stay healthy both physically and mentally.
  3. Dog parks also offer dog owners the chance to socialise with other dog-lovers! Dog park goers can be found discussing all of their dog's latest adventures, exchanging ideas for new dog foods and games and generally making friends!
  4. For many dogs, going to a dog park is like Disneyland - it's full of things to jump on and over, tunnels to explore, pools to splash in and acres of land for running around in! Dog Parks are a doggy paradise and dog owners should take every opportunity to introduce their dog to the wonders of a Dog Park.
  5. Not all dogs are social or want to play with other dogs - for these dogs, a private and enclosed space is perfect. Many dog parks can be hired privately by the hour which provides peace of mind to both owner and to dog, who can play and run freely without fear of meeting another dog.
  6. Dog parks are perfect for puppies. They're often a dog's first introduction to other dogs and the perfect way for them to learn how to socialise. Many parks offer guided Puppy Socialisation sessions too. A dog park provides an excellent opportunity for puppies to meet new humans, different sizes of dog and all sorts of breeds so they're able to socialise in the widest variety possible.
  7. Many dog parks are communities too and have associated Facebook groups and support networks. The Bark Park in Wirral hosts Dog First Aid Courses, Training Sessions, Christmas Parties, Dog Shows and much more.
  8. Dogs that suffer from dog related anxiety are often benefit from privately hired dog parks as it allows them the space they need to be able to enjoy their surroundings, without any worry of being overwhelmed by other dogs.
  9. Dog parks when hired privately can be a great space for doing some dog enrichment or training. Where else can you have acres and acres of land to yourself and your dog, without fear of being disturbed?
  10. Overall we love dog parks because we love our dogs and dog parks help our dogs to be happy and live a fulfilled life!

 If you’re looking for a place to take your dog that will make them happy and enrich their life  then it might be time to try out a dog park. Dog parks offer the perfect setting for dogs and their owners to socialise with other people and dogs or they can provide that much longed for solitude for training or a stress free walk in a private hire session. Both owners and dogs alike benefit from dog parks - to find out about the Bark Park, give us a ring on 0333 444 1236

About the Author

Sarah Ashworth


Sarah is a long time dog owner, lover and has completed many courses in dog training and dog behaviour. She has a special interest in canine nutrition.