Shipyard understands – posts sensible Hoboken dog run rules
The Applied Development folks who own the Shipyard complex uptown understand common sense, at least when it comes to dog park rules. And they’re not plagued by bureaucratic red-tape, inefficient bloat or political in-fighting. They simply posted great rules at the new waterfront dog run.
They must read Hoboken411, because these rules are in-line with what we feel should be posted to remind the dimwits of society that ultimately they should be responsible for their own actions.
- Best line of them all is “use at your own risk.” That should be the norm for 99.9% of everything on planet earth.
- Next, is no toddlers or teeny kids. A friendly way of saying “This isn’t your God-damn family room, please don’t treat it like one.”
- While not a powerful statement, they “strongly discourage” parents not to allow kids under 12 into the run.
- Lastly – I love that they included a “no unattended dogs” clause. Again, it’s not your yard – try not to treat it that way.
Would you ever knowingly put yourself into a precarious situation without thinking of the alternatives? Or the potential repercussions? A comparable situation happened to myself and Hoboken411 Mascot Oscar the other day.
As we were approaching one of the city dog parks – there was what appeared to be a new dog owner with a rather large and loud pit-bull in the park. I have no issues with pit bulls per se, but this owner had him leashed in the park, looked like a newbie (who didn’t appear to have dog skills), and people were leaving the run. I chose to skip the dog park on this occasion. Why risk it? Not rocket science, and not the end of the world. I’d rather be safe and sound. Live another day, you know?
But I’m thinking the city of Hoboken might find some inspiration from private entities like this? But I doubt it. Knowing the track-record here in Hoboken, they might go in the opposite direction and install swing sets and baby diaper changing stations within the confines of our very few dog recreation areas. Heck, might as well go all out and add an outdoor maternity ward and blood donation stations while we’re at it.
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