Understanding the behaviours and needs of the primary users of a space is essential to creating one that is accessible, usable, safe, and attractive. Creating a dog park involves much more than putting a fence around a section of open space. It’s essential that architects, city planners, developers, etc. consult a professional educated in dog behaviour early in the design phase because the problems that plague dog parks can be dramatically reduced (even prevented) with simple alterations.
Tips and links to resources to help Reduce Dog Conflicts at Dog Parks
“A Safer Visit to the Dog Park” APDT Chronicle of the Dog Summer 2020 (see page 44)