First of all, don't be nervous. We all had a first time to visit a dog park. Duluth's dog parks have 5 foot high fences with a double gated entry. Here is a step by step for your first visit.
-Enter the first gate into a small entry area.
-Shut the gate behind you.
-Remove the leash. This is a vital step. Leashes change dogs communication and behavior. It can make dogs more protective and more aggressive with other dogs. If you have had troubles when walking your dog on a leash or when meeting another dog in a yard, the leash free and neutral dog park territory can change everything. A dog park provides a neutral territory and no leash decreases the protective behavior.
-Decide whether to go into the all dog area or the small dog area for dogs 20 pounds and under. Enter the area and shut the gate behind you.
-Watch your dog and other dogs. It can take some time to learn what is normal doggie social behavior. Dogs sniffing other d...