PUPPY LOVE: Pet specialists give advice on pet health

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 02:04 PM.

Even if the dog park has a sign posted requesting all dogs be vaccinated, it won't deter those who are not.

"Everyone should be honest about that, but some people are not," Johnson said.

The closest dog park for Crestview residents, outside of apartment complexes' offerings, is in Niceville. The city's Community Redevelopment Agency has discussed the possibility of adding such a facility in Twin Hills Park along with a skate park. The CRA is expected to present proposed plans at their next yet unscheduled meeting. 

A dog park may be unsuitable for dogs considered antisocial.

"Each dog is different, and it depends on what they have been through," Guthre said. "Some may have been left in crates all of their lives and that's all they know.

"They are either comfortable with it, or they have anxiety because (of being outside) of it."

Dog training classes can help these dogs become more sociable, Johnson said.

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