Jane Neve of Canine Conduct Training Solutions is presenting "What is My Dog Saying - at the Dog Park & On the Trails?" This 2 1/2 hours presentation teaches participants how to recognize appropriate dog play; to assist pet owners in the community to better understand how dogs communicate; how to tell good play from risky interactions. Space is limited. This presentation is for the human end of the leash only, no dogs please.
Attendance to this Presentation is one of the prerequisites for membership to the Black Creek Dog Park. This ensures all Park users are educated in Park etiquette and safety. There are many ways to become a member, contact Jane to learn how.
Next Presentation at the Training Grounds Office, 7778 Sturgess Road, on Thursday, July 29 From 6:00pm to 8:30pm with a tour of the Park included in the presentation.
Cost for the Presentation is $35 per person.
Welcome to the Black Creek Dog Park located at the Canine Conduct Training Grounds.
The Black Creek Dog Park parimeter fencing is complete! It's a life-long dream and a huge project: a 6ft fence around 1.50 acres, trails throughout the park - it is forested and has been left for almost a decade so their is a lot of winter fall down to be cleaned up. A pond in the back section with a "Rainbow Bridge" sitting area and a place for memorial plaques is in the plans. Also in the plans is a 50x50ft fenced training/play area where groups (small dogs, puppies, etc) can meet. Double-gated entries. To ensure the safety of all - membership and assessment is required. Completion date: sometime in the future but as of March, 2014 the Park is open to Members. We are looking for volunteers!
September 2014 update: The Park is fully fenced and many of the trails are mulched. Open to Members from dawn to dusk. A suggested donation of $5/visit (to a maximum of $20/month) is suggested or you can buy a 12 month Membership for $100 and have unlimited access during Park hours.
Summer 2016 update: Blackberries!! Need I say more? You are welcome to cut them back, pick and pack them out.
A dog park is a wonderful place for social dogs to meet and play. But, it can be a very scary place if dogs that do not know how to play appropriately are permitted into the Park for a "free for all". We would like to avoid this scary scenario by providing a safe park for social dogs only. Dogs in need of socialization can join in a class that teaches just that; your goal will be to pass the assessment and join in the fun at the Park!
The goal of the Black Creek Dog Park is to provide a safe and fun place for people and their social dogs to come together. It is a place where puppies can learn. Even Yellow Ribbon dogs have a safe section in which to work on much needed skills.
It is a "Members Only" Park. Members are educated and caring and responsible. They maintain the integrity of the Park. They are respectful of each other, they know that standing around is not ideal, phones stay in the pocket (except for taking those awesome pictures), and incessant barking is not fun for anyone. Because dogs wearing shock/choke/prong/spray collars are not permitted, each owner must have a basic understanding of training using force-free and humane methods. (follow any links on this website for more training information).
The Park is located on private property; this means that each person that uses the Park must have attended at least one Dog Speak at the Dog Park presentation and/or a Well Mannered Dog class session and/or a Bits & Pats refresher lesson. When accepted, a waiver is signed at time of payment.
Open Dawn to Dusk.
Update: Next Dog Speak Presentation will be at at the Canine Conduct Office at 7778 Sturgess Rd., Black Creek on Thursday, July 29 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
NEEDED: Would love a few loads of clean fill!! Volunteers are always welcome to help "train" those blackberries! Work parties happen most weekends, so just drop by.
The first testimonial from the first "life time Member":
"Rosie and I had the best time! I didn’t get a lot of work done, but we sure had fun. Rosie and I were both completely covered in mud - a sure sign that we enjoyed ourselves. I tried to toss branches on the brush piles, but Rosie kept retrieving them for me! It was so wonderful to see her off-leash, with no restrictions, and without me having to continually scan the horizon. At one point she was so filled with joy that she went on a nut run - she hasn’t done that since she was a pup! Thank you!!!!"
Nancy & "Rosie"
Diagram of the Black Creek Dog Park
Cash or Cheque (Please call to arrange)