5 Tips To Enjoy The Dog Park

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Beneful. All opinions are 100% mine.

When Bear and Bella were younger, we took them everywhere with us. I even had one of those purses I could put them in and tuck under my arm. We took them shopping (at dog friendly stores), traveling and, of course, to the dog park. They were (and still are) some spoiled pups – and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

There is something special about bonding with your favorite four-legged friends at a dog park and Beneful is helping to make sure communities across the county have access to a local dog park. 

Beneful Dog Park

As a dog mom, I have to preface these pictures with, “Oh boy, my dogs need haircuts!”

5 Tips To Enjoy The Dog Park

Stay on the leash – Keep your dog leashed until your pooch and the others have gotten used to each other. When everyone is comfortable, let your pup free.

BYOW – Make sure you and your pet stay cool. Even if you know there will be a fountain, be sure to bring your own back up water – just in case.

Leave no trace – Don’t forget to bring poo bags for clean up. You don’t want to be that dog owner who doesn’t clean up after their pup. 

Dog Bag Holder

Bring toys – Keep your dog (and yourself) active by bringing a few toys to throw. But don’t bring your dogs favorite toy, you never know what could happen to it.

Have fun – Remember you are here for bonding time with your special furry friend. Enjoy the moment and turn off all distractions (like phones). 

You know it has been a good day of play when tails and tongues are wagging, and when your dogs look ready for a nap.

Dog Panting

Beneful’s Dream Dog Park Project Initiative

Beneful believes that dog parks strengthen the bond between people and their dogs, creating a positive ripple effect of joy that travels through our days, our communities and our lives. This is the remarkable Dog Park Effect and it’s why Beneful started the Dream Dog Park Project.

According to a recent survey of dog owners conducted by Beneful, 78 percent of dog owners agree their local dog park is a great place to bring their four-legged best friend and provides healthy exercise with other dogs, but 73 percent of respondents agreed their local dog park could use improvements. Beneful also found dog parks don’t just benefit dogs, with two-thirds of dog owners agreeing they love their local dog park, too.

Since 2010, Beneful has been working with local pet owners across the country to bring the dog community together by helping to build dog parks. If your local dog park is in need of improvements, or you don’t have a local dog park, find out how the Beneful Dream Dog Park Project can help. In addition to resources and tips on starting or improving your very own community dog park, the Beneful team is always looking for new dog park projects to consider supporting. 


One lucky winner will receive a Beneful Dream Dog Park “dog park pack” that includes a bag, leash, frisbee, tennis ball and coupons for free Beneful products. 

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9 thoughts on “5 Tips To Enjoy The Dog Park”

  1. My dog loves to play catch! She likes to catch all kinds of things including frisbees, tennis balls, etc..


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