Healthy Pets - Exercise
To help maintain a healthy weight as well as keeping
your pet functioning on the inside your pet needs a
reasonable amount of exercise each day. Balls and toys
are great ways to get your pet happily running about.
Some breeds will need extra exercise, so take advantage
of the off lead exercise areas provided by your council.
Dogs under effective control can happily get the
exercise they need off leash as well as time to
socialise with other dogs on neutral territory. Your dog
can also be walked on a leash regularly to relieve
Avoid strenuously exercising your dog within an hour of
feeding to help prevent the occurrence of Bloat/Gastric
What can you do
to help save & keep your off leash dog
Once you and your
dog get to the off leash dog exercise area,
itís tempting to just stand back and watch
all the activity. But everybody will have a
much more rewarding time if you observe some
basic rules. Dog exercise areas arenít a
right, theyíre a privilege. - please donít
let bad behaviour ruin things for everyone
Always keep your eye on your dog.
Mischief can happen quickly.
Never leave your dog unattended.
Always clean up after your dog. Use
plastic bags and dispose of in the
appropriate nearby bin.
Educate your friends on the importance
of picking up their dogs waste and
keeping their local area clean and tidy.
Make sure your dog's registration,
vaccination and worming treatments are
up to date.
Donít bring a female dog in season.
Spayed/neutered pets are recommended.
Keep your dog on-leash until you get to
the off-leash area. This is not just
respectful to other park users, itís
much safer for your dog. Attached to
your dogs collar should be a I.D. Tag
with the name of the dog and the address
or telephone number of the owner of the
If your dog becomes unruly or plays
rough please leash him or her and keep
under effective control.
If you want to pat another dog please
ask the owners permission first, they
can suggest how you should approach
their dog and where the favourite spot
is for a pat
Every council has
its own set of regulations, so please follow
them. Know the boundaries and time