Thursday, July 10, 2008

Nashville parks offer dog etiquette sessions Saturday

Davidson County Owners can learn pet manners Saturday Metro Nashville's parks department is holding two free sessions Saturday on "petiquette," a refresher course on leash laws and picking up dog waste. They're at noon at Centennial Dog Park and at 3 p.m. at the Warner Dog Park. No reservations are required. The workshops will cover the basic rules and regulations related to dogs in regular parks and in the dog parks. Dogs must be on a leash in a Nashville park, except within the three fenced dog areas at Centennial, Warner and Shelby parks. Sindy Scalfi, a certified pet dog trainer, will talk about dog behavior in and out of the dog parks, leash manners and obedience training. Cleaning up after dogs also will be addressed. The department estimates that over 19 tons of dog waste are picked up from park property every year. For more information on Nashville's dog parks, go to — JENNY UPCHURCH

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