Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Woof Woof

Dogs on the beach can be fun (playing Frisbee, throwing tennis balls, seeing all the cute puppies) and it can be a nightmare (ugly, large, wet, hairy dog jumps on you out of the blue, then licks...ew!) Please, read the signs before entering the beach. Most beaches only allow dogs on the beach during the fall and winter. Some may allow dogs on the beach in the morning, or late in the evening during the spring and summer. Do not bring your dog with you for a long day at a busy beach (that’s just rude). It kills the relaxing atmosphere (just like when unwanted cigarette smoke blows in your face.

Some Beach Etiquette for Dog Owners :
  • Always keep your dog leashed when there is a leash law
  • Always clean up after your dog by using a poop bag or pooper scooper (if you want to try and stay ‘green” while picking up after your dog, purchase corn-based bags that are fully biodegradable.)
  • Do not let your dog visit with other beach-goers or dogs, unless welcomed
  • If using an official off-leash area, your dog needs to be well-behaved and must listen to your verbal commands
  • In an off-leash area, always pay attention to your dog

Thank you for being a polite beach goer!

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