Seeing both sides of: kids at public dog parks

The case for

It may come as a shock to some, but kids are people too.

And like people of other ages they love their pets and need a place to let them get out and romp.

Dogs in this kind of environment can just as easily decide to go after adults or other dogs.

This issue is one of owners who should be controlling their animals.

Put the onus where it belongs.


The case against

There is a reason the sign at the North Cowichan dog park says kids under the age of ten should stay out.

The park is full of excited canines that can sometimes forget themselves in the excitement of enjoying the great outdoors.

The key here is understanding the park is for pets, not people. And if people are going to get in the way, well, they should just read the sign.

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