SUDS Thanks WesPaw Pets!

SUDS is VERY lucky to have such GREAT partners in Sam & La’Toya at Wespaw pets. I had asked Sam if he could help us out with some new ‘muttmitt’ bags for our poop bag dispenser @ the park. Attached is his response.
Rick, I’m glad that the park is busy and doing well as I am hearing, and obviously tidiness is of the upmost priorities both esthetic and health wise. The use of poop bags is definitely important for our new park and the awareness of keeping it clean needs to be a neighborhood priority and should be for its members who use the park, enjoy it and make friends in it for both pets and their parents…. I am proud and honored to assist SUDS and the Sunnyside community the best way I can, and to the best of my ability. That being said, I have went ahead and purchased the Mutt Mitts you requested for “Our” park and I am honored to do so. I appreciate you and the members seeking out Wespaw Pets for assistance with our community park, the neighborhood and all that involves animals and pets alike. It is truly a privilege and a privilege shouldn’t be taken lightly. I am happy to be part of this beautiful town and its people and their pets. Wespaw Pets is here to stay and to serve the community for their daily pet’s needs and to serve as an advocate member of the community too. Thank you for spreading the good word about our beautiful store and I pledge to continue to do my best to help in any way possible for our community. Latoya was excited to quickly secure the purchasing and delivery of the Mutt Mitts to the store, and it should arrive shortly. As soon as it arrives, I will contact you to arrange for the product to be picked up or delivered to you at your convenience. Once again thank you!
God bless SUDS and Sunnyside
Sam & La’Toya   WesPawPets

Noise Complaints After 9pm

In the last couple of days I have received emails from 2 separate people that live just across the street from the park about barking dogs after 9pm.

The park technically closes @ 9pm, so people staying later than that MUST keep their dogs QUIET.

Both emailers said that they wanted to avoid calling 311 to register complaints and were hoping that reaching out to SUDS could alleviate the problem. We must all do a better job on this.

If your dog is barking after 9pm, it is simple, shut them up. If not, eventually we will lose the use of the space @ that time going forward. If someone else’s dog is barking, let them know. It wouldn’t be fair for a few people to ruin it for everyone else.

‘Dogs bark, what are you going to do?’ is not the correct answer to this matter.
We are their owners and have to train them.

If you HEAR something SAY something.

Thanks.

-SUDS

Video: Dog Park Behavior From a Professional

It’s about 3min long.

http://www.orvis.com/news/dogs/video-a-dog-experts-view-of-dog-park-behavior/#.UfpFRZK1G64

A must watch, it will give you insight into all the things that many think ‘are no big deal’.

A great line: “Dog behavior is contagious”. Letting your dog bark excessively @ dogs (or people), chase/bully a submissive dog, nip/bite/hump other dogs, etc is not acceptable behavior and will end up influencing other dogs to do the same.

She also recommends not mixing toy breeds/puppies & larger dogs, thus our 2 separate areas.

We have to remember the run is about the safety of all dogs, that will always the goal.

Dogs need guidance…from US, this means we should be paying attention to them, their body language, etc while they are in a dog run.

-SUDS