The Parks & Recreation Commission and the Girl Scouts are moving forward to get the Gardiner Dog Park ready for the Grand Opening event, which is scheduled for May 12th, from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm at the dog park, which is located behind Town Hall.
Though still in the planning phase and subject to change, the Grand Opening is shaping up to be a very entertaining event. Currently scheduled to come are the Ulster County SPCA, along with some dogs and some adoption applications; the New York State K-9 Trooper Dogs to give a working dog demonstration and other local trainers to demonstrate different obedience sports. There will also be a fun dog show for everyone to participate in. An “Ask the Expert” table will be set up with either a Vet or Vet Tech, as well as a dog trainer/behaviorist to answer your dog related questions. There will be dog biscuits and dog bandanas for sale, and dog license applications will be on hand for those people who need to license their dogs.
For people who might be anxious about their dog in a dog park setting, a dog behaviorist will be on hand to help you understand a dog’s body language and ways to spot the many different signs that are given off when in a pack setting.
Please check the Dog Park Facebook page (search Gardiner Dog Park) for updates about the Grand Opening events and other information regarding use of the park. If you prefer to be placed on an e-mail list, please send your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.