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Lucky Dogs Bark Park Now Open!!

The Lucky Dogs Bark Park is now open to the general public. Dogs are welcome – people optional 🙂

Come to the Lucky Dogs Bark Park and unleash the hounds!!  The Lucky Dogs Bark Park is an off leash dog park that is open behind Lucky Dogs located at 270 Madison Square Dr in Madisonville, Kentucky.

This 1/2 acre bark park is entirely fenced for the safety of our furry friends.  The Bark Park is a work in progress with many things planned for the future.

The Lucky Dogs Bark Park is open to everyone 7 days a week from morning til dark.  There will not be a charge to use the park unless the rules are not being followed.  Please be considerate and help to keep our Bark Park functioning for many years to come.

 

Bark Park Rules

  1. Dogs must display a valid license and up-to-date rabies vaccinations. Puppies under 5 months are not allowed.   
  2. Please remove pinch (prong) collars and spike collars from dogs before entering the park. Other dogs can be injured while playing.
  3. No Food Allowed. Please leave ALL food, glass containers, and long-lasting chews outside the Bark Park. Small training treats are allowed. 
  4. Unleash your dog within the double gated area.  Leashed dogs within the park may feel threatened and growl or bark when an off-leash dogs greet them.
  5. Scoop your Poop!!!  This is just common sense and will keep our park clean.  If you forgot to bring your own bags feel free to use the Pooper Scoopers, or biodegradable bags that we have supplied.
  6. Please supervise your dog at all times to make sure they are playing “nice”. Be aware that dogs have different play styles  Educate yourself on dog behavior and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  7. Please do not bring more than 2 dogs at a time!!  (more than 3 are difficult to supervise and sometimes act in a “pack” toward others).
  8. Dog Handlers must be 16 years or older. Children under 12 must be under strict adult supervision – no running, no chasing or petting dogs without the owner’s permission.
  9. Do not bring female dogs in season.  We will allow intact (unspayed or unaltered) dogs HOWEVER keep in mind that intact males and females often bring a higher level of anxiety to a dog park so please use careful consideration prior to bringing unaltered dogs to this park.
  10. If a dog fight happens STAY CALM and act immediately!!  Call your dog back to you even if your dog is not involved in the altercation.  If your dog was involved in the argument, please take your dog home.
  11. The entire Lucky Dogs Property is Non – Smoking.
  12. Lucky Dogs reserves the right to exclude any dog or human from the Bark Park!! 
  13. Digging is not permitted. Owners must try to prevent digging and fill in any holes their dog(s) may dig.
  14. This is a Play at your own risk park!! 2 Lucky Dogs LLC is not responsible for any accidents or injuries. Observing the above guidelines helps keep the park safe, clean and fun for everyone!

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Helpful Hints For Bark Park Visitors

WHEN TO VISIT THE PARK: First time users should consider coming at off-peak times for their initial visit. Ask questions of those people inside the fence about how to ease your dog’s initial stress of entering for the first time. At times, the park can become quite crowded. If you are not sure how your dog will react to the current conditions, don’t put pressure on your dog by forcing it into what it thinks is a threatening situation. Instead, come back at another time when it is less crowded.

CHILDREN: Children need to be closely supervised at all times. While children 13 and older are welcome, child’s play is not. This is a playground for dogs, not children. Be sure to teach your children how to behave properly in a dog park environment.  Playful, unsupervised children and playful, unleashed dogs mixed together could result in injury. Please understand that this area is provided for dogs to interact with other dogs and that your children could be considered an interruption in dog play.  If you choose to bring your children within the park, you should SUPERVISE THEM VERY CLOSELY!!  Teach your children proper dog park behavior – they should not be allowed to run around, pick up and wave sticks, or approach animals that they do not know.

LEASHING YOUR DOG: Keep your dog leashed at all times while outside the fenced dog park area. Even if your pet is under perfect voice control, many non-dog people have fears and any dog off-leash outside the fenced area violates the Town’s Leash Law. Dogs must be kept on a leash until the owners/handlers and dog(s) are inside the double-gated transition area. Leashes should be removed while inside the double-gated transition area. Some dogs can feel threatened if they are leashed in the presence of unleashed dogs.

ENTERING THE PARK: Do not enter the double-gated transition area if there is already someone in there. Make sure that the gates are secured in front of and behind you when entering and leaving the park. Quickly move away from the entrance area as you enter. That will help disperse the group of dogs that will come over to welcome your dog to the park. Move away from the fence so that your dog will not feel cornered or threatened. This will lessen the problem caused when several off-leash dogs already in the park come running over to greet the new arrival, perhaps overwhelming the arriving dog. And of course, be sure to ask any owners/handlers at the park to secure their dogs so that you and your dog can come into the park without a struggle.

YOUR DOG’S EXPERIENCE: Many dogs will be experiencing the off-leash environment for the first time and may not be used to the excitement and level of energy. Please watch your dog closely. If your dog acts aggressively, please put the dog on a leash immediately and let it “cool down.” It takes time for a new dog to become comfortable with the idea that other dogs all share this neutral environment. Keep in mind that everyone at the park wants the same thing – socialized dogs that can have fun playing together. If you are not sure how your dog will react, try to come to the park when few other dogs are there to keep the intimidation level as low as possible. You may wish to keep your first visit to the dog park rather short to minimize the stress on your pup. Leaving early when your dog is having a good time will make it more likely that your dog will be anxious to return for another visit.

STAY ALERT! Keep your head on a swivel at all times as there will likely be groups of dogs running around the park and having fun. People standing around are obstructions – a dog being chased may try to run its pursuer into a person in order to gain an advantage. And keep in mind that the seats are there for the dogs’ use and you may be bumped or jostled if you are not paying attention to the action in the park. Stay alert!

INJURIES: If another dog injures your dog, get the name, address and phone number of the other dog’s owner/handler and the license and rabies tag number of the dog.

ABOUT CHOKE AND PRONG COLLARS: Remember that choke, prong, or spiked collars are not allowed inside the off-leash area. Each of these collar types can result in injury to its wearer, another dog, or a person depending on the situation. If a choke collar gets hung up on something while running, its wearer can become choked. Some dogs, while playing, like to softly bite the back of another dog’s neck. Dogs wearing prong collars receive a much stronger bite during this type of play, while dogs wearing spiked collars can inflict injury.

BE RESPONSIBLE! Be a responsible dog owner – if your pet has a contagious condition, STAY AWAY from the dog park until a Vet has said that there is no danger to other dogs. For your own dog’s and all other dogs’ protection, your dog needs to be current on all of their vaccinations.

DOG WASTE BAGS AND RECEPTACLES: Our dog park is equipped with a waste receptacle and plenty of bags, so please use them! The complaint most heard from opponents of dog parks is the handling of waste matter and the upkeep of the park. Please clean up after your own pet and while visiting, help pick up any “orphan poop” that someone else might have missed. Continued use of this park will depend on our control of this issue and pitching in to help.

DIGGING: Owners must stop their dogs from digging and are responsible for quickly filling in any holes or repairing any damage their dog causes.

CLEAN UP: Please clean up YOUR park. Trash, cigarette butts (SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED WITHIN THE PARK), and anything else on the ground may end up in a dog’s mouth. Before you drop something on the ground, ask yourself “Would I want my dog to eat this?” We must all work to keep our park clean.

NO BARE FEET! There are rocks, wood chips, and perhaps other debris in the park. Avoid getting infections by keeping your shoes on!

FOOD ITEMS: Do not bring human food or dog treats into the dog park.

Lucky Dogs Bark Park 270 Madison Square Drive Madisonville, KY. 42431 270-584-9041