Category Archives: Planning

Dog Park Guidelines for SA

Balancing Act Adelaide have been contracted to develop Dog Park Guidelines for the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA. We are looking forward to working with the state government, the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA to produce guidelines to assist Councils, designers and developers in the planning, design and management of enclosed

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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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There is no perfect dog park!

In a recent article, Dr Kersti Seksel highlights that: “dog parks can be very challenging environments for dogs. Although it appears to us, as people, that dog parks are great, this is not the case for every dog … Every dog has different play styles, social skills and experiences around other dogs. In addition, many

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Dogs are the new urban resident!

Urban planning and design has traditionally focused on the human need. However, a new urban resident is emerging – man’s and women’s best friend, which we need to accommodate. With the rate of pet ownership being one of the highest in the world with almost 36% of Australian households owning a dog (Australian Companion Animal

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