Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fast Pup Dog Training Visits Point Defiance Dog Park

Fast Pup Dogs pose at cliff overlooking Tacoma Narrows Bridge
This is a beautiful park.  Let alone a beautiful dog park.  But this park is not for the faint of heart or for dogs that are out of control.  There is a main open area that has a large sheltered area for rainy days.  The dogs can run around and play with each other on the bark that has been brought in to keep it from turning into a mud hole.

And then you can go hiking with your dogs.  You will want to put your dog on a leash if you do not completely have your dog trained to be under voice control. Just as you leave the main open area headed toward the blue sky and water of the Puget Sound, you will see a small section of fence.

The fence looks good, but it is not a real fence.  It is just a snippet of fence.

Dogs can easily run around the fence and immediately fall over a cliff.


The trail is fairly easy going down.  There are some stair steps that have been carefully placed.  Coming back up the hill will warm a hiker up. 

The dog park is in a very wooded area laced with trails.  Even on a warm summer's day it would be shady and cool.


The official dog park is approximately 7 acres.  It is off of Five Mile Drive just south of Fort Nisqually.  Get directions.

Point Defiance is a great place to spend a day.  There are great places to picnic and wonderful scenery.
We recently visited Owen Beach with the dogs, not far from the dog park.

Fast Pup Dogs at Owen Beach
There are many ways to have fun with your dog at Point Defiance!

 
If you have never been, pack a lunch and come explore.  Just be sure to watch out for the dangers of trails that run close to the cliffs.  And remember, if you plan to visit the Point Defiance Zoo, you will need to leave your dog behind.  Dogs are not allowed at the zoo.

2 comments:

Sowpath das said...

Nice Post

Linda Fairy said...

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