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Rules for the Piermont Community Dog Run

(updated 5/22/2019)

The PCDR is a volunteer organization. Originally created for Village residents and their dogs in 2010, the PCDR's membership has expanded to include non-residents and their dogs as well. Membership is by household, with a maximum of 4 dogs per household. Members are required to register, sign an indemnification for the Village of Piermont, acknowledge their dog(s) vaccinations are up to date, and must agree to abide by the Rules of the Piermont Community Dog Run. Only PCDR member's dogs, registered by their owners, may use the dog run. Dogs with dog walkers must be registered members.

 

Hours: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

  • OWNERS/HANDLERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DOG’S SAFETY, BEHAVIOR, AND ANY DAMAGES OR INJURIES CAUSED BY THEIR DOG IN THIS RUN. HELP US KEEP THE DOG RUN SAFE AND CLEAN

  • NO UNSUPERVISED DOGS IN THE RUN.  A responsible person, either adult or teen, must be in the run with the dog at all times.  Unsupervised dogs will be reported to the police. 

  • OPEN AND CLOSE ONE SAFETY GATE AT A TIME WHEN ENTERING OR EXITING THE RUN. Dogs love to meet & greet newcomers. Please pay attention when entering/exiting so no dog has a chance to run out.

  • KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR DOG. Always keep your dog in view and under control. Be especially aware of your dog when children are near.

  • NO AGGRESSIVE DOGS. At the first sign of aggression or dominance, please remove your dog from the dog run. People and dogs could be vulnerable to dogs that don't know their physical boundaries.

  • BARKING MUST BE CONTROLLED. Some barking is to be expected and normal. However, in consideration of our neighbors, if your dog is barking incessantly, please remove him from the run.

  • PARENTS:  Bring your children into the dog run at their/your own risk. Keep children under your supervision and within arm’s reach at all times. Children should not be brought into the run in strollers!

  • PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG. Alert others if they miss a pick up.

  • IF A FIGHT BREAKS OUT, ALL INVOLVED DOG OWNERS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY HELP BREAK IT UP.

  • No prong-spiked collars or choke chains. Leave on your dog’s regular collar with ID while in the run.

  • Dogs over 25 lbs are not allowed in the small dog run. 

  • Do not bring dog food, rawhides or chew toys into the run.

  • Bring your own water and bowl. No glass containers in the run.

  • Do not bring dogs that are ill into the dog run.

  • No dogs in heat in the dog run!

  • No other animals are allowed in the run.

  • The Piermont Community Dog Run is a smoke-free environment

ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR THE DOG RUN:

  • UNLEASH YOUR DOG WITHIN THE SAFETY GATES BEFORE RELEASING YOUR DOG INTO THE RUN. Leashed dogs can excite problem dogs into aggression. Dogs can also be more aggressive when leashed due to the loss of control over their environment. They may feel frustrated, anxious and or threatened and since they can't do what they instinctually do (flee or fight) to protect themselves and/or their owners they do what they can, they bark and lunge. It is safer to leash your dog up within the safety gates and not in the dog run. Please keep your leash with you in the run.

  • If a fight breaks out, all involved dog owners should immediately help break it up.

  1. First and foremost- Please try and remain calm and never put a body part between the fighting dogs. If you suspect damage has been done to you or your dog, exchange vital information with all involved parties as you leave to get vet care.

  2. If your dog consistently harasses other dogs or people by intimidating, mounting, or annoying another dog, correct that behavior immediately. If it continues, please take your dog out of the dog run at least for a short time out.

  3. Closely supervise intact males. If your intact male is involved in any altercation, regardless of which dog started it, please leave. Intact males can provoke aggression from other dogs. If a dog is consistently aggressive, the PCDR reserves the right to ban the dog.

  • ATTENTION PARENTS:  Bring your children into the dog run at their/your own risk. Keep children under your supervision and within arms reach at all times. CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT INTO THE RUN IN STROLLERS!

  • Keep babies and toddlers out of reach of the dogs at all times! Dangling feet are stimulating to dogs. They may jump up as if playing with a toy.

PLEASE EDUCATE CHILDREN ON SMART BEHAVIOR AROUND DOGS:

  • Do not run or scream in the dog run. Running and screaming are invitations for dogs to chase.

  • Do not touch or take a dog's ball without speaking to the owner first.

  • Ask the owner before petting an unfamiliar dog. All dogs are potential biters no matter what size. Just because a dog is small it does not mean he is safe and can't do damage. Wait for the dog to approach you instead of offering your hand.

  • Do not hug or kiss dogs that are not your own, however friendly they may seem.

  • Avoid rough play with dogs or other children while in the dog run.

  • If a dog growls at you, avoid eye contact by looking immediately away. Do not run away. Instead, back slowly away, continuing to avoid eye contact. If you have something in your pocket like a ball, toss it to distract the dog as you continue to back away.

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