Off Leash Dog Friendly Parks

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by jtclough on February 8, 2010

Dogs need to exercise. Big dogs, little dogs, most dogs need to run for a bit every day to maintain health and fitness

…….and to most people’s liking, their good behavior.

Leash free parks and providing dog friendly spaces in San Diego are more easily found than in many other urban cities.   With the number of dogs and the great fitness opportunities San Diego provides we need more!

Two more parks could be added to the list of places where dogs can run leash-free under a proposal the Encinitas City Council will consider Wednesday, February 10

Read North County Times: Encinitas More Off Leash Dog Parks

Its is up to dog owners to be heard on these issues or those who speak louder politically who don’t have dogs outnumber, outwit, and outplay!  Be heard.  Wag more.
If you can’t make the meeting write an e-mail to the City of Encinitas so your dog friendly opinion can be heard.

It does make a difference.

Other San Diego Dog Friendly Events and News

Canines N’ Cocktails

K9 Cross Training:  Running Dogs

San Diego Off Leash Dog Parks

Planet Urine - Do you want to stop your pet from peeing?


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1 Blair Sorrel February 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Unfortunately, most dog walkers discover a danger, only sadly, when victimized. And so I wanted to inform you of StreetZaps.com. And so you are aware, I confer with Con Edison’s Stray Voltage and Public Affairs Units and contribute to Wet Nose Guide and New York Dog Chat. Thank you.

WHY URBAN METAL ISN’T PRECIOUS- Blair Sorrel, Founder, http://www.StreetZaps.com

Of course, you want a worry-free walk year-round, so adopt this simple strategy:

EYEBALL THE BLOCK, AVOID A SHOCK.

Take just a few seconds to survey the immediate surroundings and make your trajectory toward a non-conductive surface, ie., plastic, wood, cardboard, rather than risking any metal or electrical fixture. The lowly, free-standing garbage bag, is you and your dog’s best friend, most of the time, unless it’s snowed and salted. Then you might contemplate indoor products. Consider the safer, hardware-free RopeNGo leash and harness to help shield against a possible zapping and for greater peace of mind.

CONTACT VOLTAGE DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE BY GENDER.

Your pooch’s sex is irrelevant. True, the most gruesome scenario is that of a male dog electrocuted by its own urine. Our poster girl sidled a hydrant and limped for five days.Intuit your dog’s cues, if resistant to an area, choose an alternative route. Elude potentially live work areas or carry your canine, if necessary. Opt for indoor products such as The Pet Loo, Hammacher Schlemmer’s Indoor Restroom, or Wee-Wee Pads, if external conditions are ominous. Dog booties can leak and make your pooch even more vulnerable.

ARE YOU PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR DOG?

Any of these fixtures might be dangerous, so again, choose non-conductive where and when possible. (link to home page fixtures listed below and/or the visuals page):

View All StreetZaps’ Home Page & Safety Images

– Street & Traffic Lights can leak if damaged internally, even if the compartment is fully closed and the light is not illuminated

– While wooden blocks anchor Scaffolding or Sidewalk Sheds, be aware that sloppy wiring by a contractor and/or the use of lighting equipment which is NOT WATER-PROOFED or even suitable for outdoor usage, may still shock a passerby.

– ATM Vestibules

– Decorative Lighting

– Dog Booties may increase
the risk of a shock

– Electrical Boxes

– Fire Hydrants

– Fire Police Call Boxes

– Manhole Covers

– Muni Meters

– Phone Booths

– Service Boxes

– Street Light Boxes

– Traffic Boxes

– Work Areas

After all, why chance it when there’s a choice?

BETWEEN YOU, ME, AND THE LAMPPOST.

Tampered equipment can become pernicious so please map (Report Form) damaged fixtures and known hot spots to admonish other pedestrians and alert the utility and transportation department.

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