What are NYC Dog Park rules?
Dogs can have fun, exercise, and socialize under the supervision of their owners at the Barking Lot. The rules and regulations of the NYC dog parks are designed to prevent dog fights and keep dogs safe and healthy while at the NYC dog park. Dog owners are encouraged to point out inappropriate behavior politely without provoking altercations.
By visiting the Barking Lot, you’re financially and legally responsible for any injury and/or damage caused by your dog. You also automatically agree to obey the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation rules. Therefore, it is important to consider reading these rules and regulations carefully before entering any NYC dog park or the Barking Lot.
In the event of a human altercation, dog fight, or dog bite, you should call 911. For other concerns, you should call 311 or contact the Parks Enforcement Police via (646) 613-1200 or (718) 760-6966. You are required to respect other dog owners and be courteous at all times. Here are dog runs rules you should observe when visiting the Barking Lot:
All dog owners will be held responsible for their dogs’ actions
Aggressive dogs are not allowed
Interrupt any mounting and rough play
Always monitor your dog’s activities
Dogs in heat are not allowed
Non-neutered males are not permitted in the parks as they may cause other males to react
Dogs that start fights should be removed from the dog run
Excessive barking should be discouraged
Hosting events of over 20 people, demonstrations and vending is not allowed
Dogs should be vaccinated against rabies, licensed, and free of any communicable diseases
People without dogs are not allowed
Dogs without owners are not allowed
Foods and glass containers that are not intended for dog treats are not allowed
Leaving your personal items in the run is prohibited
Each dog owner is allowed to supervise a maximum of three dogs
All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Each dog owner is responsible for cleaning up after his/her dog
All dogs must wear a harness during a run
Spike collars, prongs or chokes are not allowed
All dogs must be on a leash when they exit the run
Consumption of alcoholic beverages, smoking and barbecuing is not permitted
Only allow your dog to enter the run if you’re confident in your dog’s ability to interact with other dogs and people
Always keep your dog hydrated
Discourage your dog from digging holes
Dog owners are encouraged to fill any rampant holes to avoid injuries
Avoid unnecessary distractions by limiting the number of people in your group
Lost dogs should be reported by contacting the Animal Care & Control (ACC)’s lost and found website.
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