An outdoor “club for canines” helps puppies and dogs get much needed exercise running and playing with each other. Happy (and tired) dogs are then less likely to display problem behaviours such as barking excessively, destroying property or jumping on passers-by.
Dog beaches help owners keep fit and also have been proven to elevate their emotional state.
They provide opportunities for pet owners to socialize as well and help bring people together through their common bond. Dogs help shy people “break the ice”.
Finally, the most valuable benefit of a dog beach is giving our dogs a space to be wild and free, running off-leash with other canines.
All photos taken at McDonald Beach in Richmond, BC. A long, rugged stretch of beach surrounded by off-leash walking trails.