Abbotsford offers four dog off-leash areas, but visitors are reminded to follow a few rules. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Behave yourself: Dog owners reminded of off-leash etiquette

City of Abbotsford posts rules for use of its 4 off-leash dog parks

The topic of bad behaviour from dogs and their owners often arises on Abbotsford social media websites.

But some people might not be aware that there are a few rules to follow to make the experience pleasant for everyone.

There are currently four dog off-leash areas within Abbotsford: Gladwin Park, Bateman Park/Stoney Creek, McKay Creek Park/Sumas Dike and Clearbrook Park.

But do you know the proper etiquette for using these areas?

Among the reminders offered on the City of Abbotsford website are the following:

• Dogs must be licensed.

• Properly clean up and dispose of your dog’s feces.

• Handlers must have a leash with them for each dog.

• Dogs must be under the control of and within sight of their handlers at all times.

• Owners are personally liable for any damage or injury inflicted by their dogs.

• Please ensure that all dogs are leashed before leaving the off-leash area.

• Dogs must be leashed in all parks, except within designated off-leash areas.

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