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by Heath Hewitt (subscribe)
Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
Published September 28th 2009
With more than 150 dog parks around Brisbane with unclaimed territory just waiting to be conquered, man's best friend will need more than this upcoming weekend to get it all done.

It's been a long week for the dogs. They saved Timmy from the well and learned how to play poker, yes, you owe your furry four-legged friend a trip to the park for some fun in the sun at the local dog park. According to the Brisbane City Council:

"Most dog parks include fencing, water, bins to dispose of dog droppings, shaded areas and seating."

The council website has a list of these designated parks sorted alphabetically by suburb.

There are also some universal etiquette guidelines that owners must follow when at the park. Just incase, bring a bottle of water especially for your dog if the taps aren't working, and a tennis ball if they're into a game of fetch. Getting dogs out to meet new people and fellow pooches is good for their development. This article says:

"Well socialised dogs tend to be friendlier and less fearful of the kinds of individuals they were socialised to."

These fenced dog parks are great because fines are all too easy to pick up if you’re not careful. For example, failing to keep your dog on a leash in any area besides these parks could result in a $200 fine. Failing to pick up its droppings in public could cost you $50.

The council also holds K-9 Caper events with Bonnie’s Dog Obedience and Care Centre every now and again. There are several trainings sessions coming up in local council dog parks in August, September and October. Courses focus on dog obedience, behavioural issues and responsible ownership.

If you’re looking for a furry four-legged friend to join your family, Brisbane’s animal shelters can be a great way to pick up a new friend by helping out a stray. There are also some stringent rules for pet ownership in Queensland now so make sure you’re up to scratch with these new guidelines.
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Why? To show your dog why you love them
When: Whenever
Where: At one of council’s 150 dog parks around the city
Cost: Free
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