Dog Relaxing on a Bench at the Dog Park

 

Dogs Gone Pawsitive

This Meetup is about becoming a responsible dog owner and becoming the leader. We will work on teaching basic obedience, socializing, dealing with reactive dogs, fearful dogs, dominant dogs and other behavioral issues. This Meetup is open to any dog, no matter what breed, size or age.




Portland Singles Dog Lovers

Dog-lovers! Dog hikes, urban walks, dog park hang-outs, BBQs, dog-fri endly happy hours or dinners, and more! You may find more then just some cute dogs to hang out with!





Peace Paws - Top Dog Parks in and around the Portland Area


dog playing fetch
dog playing fetch

Looking for a place for you and your dog to run around, play catch and make new friends? Dog lovers in the Portland area are fortunate to have so many great dog friendly parks to choose from. This website details a few of our favorite places to bring your best friend.

pet friendly beachParks where your dog can cool off in the water

pet friendly parkDog friendly parks to bring the whole family - with playgrounds and picnic tables

Hiking trails for you and your dogSerene hiking trails for you and your dog to explore

park for dogsIndoor park for your dog to get some exercise and social time when it's pouring rain outside

dogs in the parkList of Dog Related Events


Exercise and Play Maintains your Dog's Health and Happiness


Going to a dog park is a great way for you and your dog to exercise and play together. Regular exercise is important to keep your dog's heart, lungs, joints, and muscles healthy. It also keeps their minds healthy and happy. Play develops motor and cognitive skills and helps build and maintain social bonds. If your dog doesn't get enough exercise - it can result in problem behaviors such as chewing, digging, garbage raiding and excessive barking.


The amount of exercise needed depends on the type of dog, its age and its individual health. Please consult with your veterinarian.


Training Games to Play With Your Dog


Playing games are another way to enjoy quality bonding time with your dog. Dogs are social animals, and game playing is an important part of developing any social relationship. Also, you can actually teach your dog several important commands, and to obey you, by playing games that make following your instructions fun. Here are some games you can play with your dog that will teach him some basic training and obedience:


Not just for kids, Hide and Seek can be a lot of fun with your dog. Hide and call out to your dog. When she finds you, give her a treat and lots of love.

Put out bowls or bags filled with their favorite treat or toy for a Treasure Hunt for your dog.

Play a Shell Game - get 2 or 3 non breakable, opaque glasses. Show your dog a favorite treat, then hide it under one of the glasses. While your dog is watching, move them around on the floor. Then watch to see if your dog can pick the right glass.


Give your dog Work Time. Teach your dog to bring in the newspaper or carry mail back from the mailbox.



Dancing Woof Doggie Boarding & Day Care at Dog Vacay