Good dog behaviour in foreshore dog off-leash areas - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the Good dog behaviour in foreshore dog off-leash areas video hosted on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. This video is 2 minutes and 30 seconds long.

Read more about our foreshore dog off-leas areas in Brisbane.


>> JO: Hi, I’m Jo from SOS Dogs with some tips on how to use our beautiful foreshore dog off-leash areas.

Brisbane City Council has three, trial foreshore dog off-leash areas in Manly, Nudgee Beach, and Sandgate.

These areas are open now to give you even more opportunities to exercise your dog in the places that make our city great.

Walking your dog in a foreshore off-leash area is great exercise for your dog and you.

Being able to control your dog is essential for the safety and enjoyment of all users of these shared spaces. This includes people, other dogs, and wildlife.

Getting your dog ready to be off-leash starts at home with exercise and discipline. This builds trust, respect, and love from your dog. This in turn gives you that wonderful gift of a loyal, happy, and balanced dog.

Affection to a dog is not what you may think. Affection to a dog means exercise and structure.

They love to experience the world and have a strong connection to us.

We can achieve this by building better bonds with our dogs and creating rules, boundaries, and limitations on a daily basis.

Dogs love exercise and the walk is a dog’s highest level of affection. Mornings are always the best time to do this activity, so you can achieve a happy calm dog through the day.

Spending time at an off-leash area is all about your dog – not you. Be alert, watch your dog. It’s certainly not the time to be engrossed in your mobile phone.

Help your dog work out what’s acceptable in an off-leash area. Just like teaching kids, this is a space where your dog needs your help and guidance.

Move around the dog off-leash area to avoid ‘claimed’ space. This makes for a better experience for your dog.

Practice taking your dog to an off-leash area when they are calm. This isn’t a time or place to create excitement before you go. This will set your dog up for a better social experience. Think of a dog off-leash area like a cafe for dogs.

Not every dog is suited to being off-leash. If your dog has a strong prey instinct to chase other animals use a leash.

Sometimes you need a little extra help. A reputable dog behaviour expert or training workshop can certainly assist.

Let’s work together to make our foreshore dog off-leash areas great spaces for everyone.

Last updated: 15 June 2020

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