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Dog Parks

Banks Peninsular makes up 70% of the CCC ward yet there are no Dog Parks in the Peninsula.

Many pets need only for their owners to reach for their leashes to get excited about going out, and some scramble to their feet at the mention of the word “outside.” Going outside is part of a dog’s natural behavior, and it is also an important key to a dog’s happiness.

Packs of dogs in the wild wake up in the morning and go out searching for food or a place to do their business. It is natural for your house pet to do the same. During a walk your dog will be able to see, smell, hear and experience new things. This is the ultimate entertainment for a dog: new things. A dog is even more mentally stimulated if the location of their walk changes frequently. This stimulus will prevent a dog from being bored. Being bored can lead to anxiety, compulsive behavior, and hyperactivity.

A daily walk also devotes energy that would otherwise build up and could manifest in bad behavior. A walk with the pet owner is usually the only time your dog may be able to exercise. A walk gives a dog the opportunity to stretch their legs and experience different types of activity, both mental and physical.

However, merely taking your dog on a walk can be tiresome and repetitive at times. Changing up the activity and the scenery will give your dog mental stimulation because they will be exposed to a different environment and new things. Dog friendly parks nearby are a great place to bring your dog to. Not only will they be able to experience new things, but that will also give them a chance to socialize with other people – even other dogs.

There is council land that lays dormant waiting on a decision to decide what to do with it ...waiting on a capital gain or a social project ..... how hard is it to set up a dog park ...well not hard at all ..lets get it done

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