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To: Glasgow city council
dog parks glasgow
To have local available dog parks for the people and their dogs in Glasgow
Why is this important?
Hi there my name is Michael I'm a Glasgow based dog photographer for many years, here's some of my thoughts on why we need dog parks in Glasgow Many behaviour problems in dogs are caused by a lack of physical and mental activity. Dogs were born to lead active lives. They’ve worked alongside people for thousands of years, hunting game, herding and protecting livestock, and controlling vermin. Dogs’ wild relatives lead busy lives, too. Their days are full of hunting, scavenging, avoiding predators and complex social interaction. Most pet dogs, on the other hand, spend the majority of their time alone at home, napping on couches and eating food from bowl ,no hunting or scavenging required. Many become bored, lonely and overweight. They have excess energy and no way to expend it, so it’s not surprising that they often come up with activities on their own, like unstuffing couches, raiding trash cans and gnawing on shoes.
To keep your dog happy, healthy and out of trouble, you’ll need to find ways to exercise the dogs brain and body. visits to your local dog Park in Glasgow can greatly enrich you're dogs life. Benefits of going to the dog park include:
Physical and mental exercise for dogs Your dog can zoom around off-leash to her heart’s content, investigate new smells, wrestle with her dog buddies and fetch toys until they happily collapse. Many dogs are so mentally and physically exhausted by a trip to the dog park that they snooze for hours afterwards.
Opportunities to maintain social skills Dogs are like us, highly social animals, and many enjoy spending time with their own species. At the dog park, your dog gets practice reading a variety of other dogs’ body language and using her own communication skills, and she gets used to meeting unfamiliar dogs on a frequent basis. These valuable experiences can help guard against the development of fear and aggression problems around other dogs.
Fun for pet parents Dogs aren’t the only ones who enjoy dog parks. People do, too. They can exercise their dogs without much effort, socialise with other dog lovers, bond and play with their dogs, practice their off-leash training skills, and enjoy the entertaining antics of dogs. please feel free to comment with you're thoughts on how having a local dog park in you're area would be good for you and you're dogs thank you Michael