Category Archives: Dogs

Dogs in Public Spaces

 As an Urban Planner, my focus is on the integration of companion animals (in particular dogs) into the urban environment. How do we integrate dogs into the urban environment? First, you need a good understanding of dogs: how they learn, how they interact with each other and with humans and understanding of their needs. Second,

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Pet Friendly Valentine’s Day

[singlepic id=50 w=320 h=240 float=left]Australia is in love with companion animals (our pets). Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world with almost 36% of households owning a dog (ACAC, 2010). Pets are our Valentine. Pets bring so many positive benefits to our lives. There is a growing body of research that

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What makes a successful dog park?

Identifying the physical elements of a dog park e.g. fencing, entry/exit gates, water bowls, doggie dispensers, benches etc – That’s the easy stuff. The missing element is understanding the relationships between the physical park elements and the social and behavioral patterns of dogs. This is an essential component for a successful dog park, and this

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