Kelmscott’s first off leash dog park opens at John Dunn Reserve

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DOGS will go barking mad for the new off-leash exercise area at Kelmscott’s John Dunn Reserve.

The 0.51ha facility was officially opened on Monday and is the City of Armadale’s first designated off leash dog area.

The area is broken up into three fully fenced exercise enclosures for small, medium and large dogs.

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said each of the areas included shelter, seating, dog drink fountains, sand pits and dog agility and exercise equipment.

“With more than 11,800 registered dogs in the City of Armadale, the park will promote socialisation for dogs and interaction between dog owners,” he said.

“These days with limited space in the average backyard, and more high density dwellings, dogs often don’t have much space to exercise and the park offers a fenced area and a great environment, especially for the elderly or people with disability to exercise their dogs.

“Taking your dog to this type of exercise area can also help relieve boredom and release pent up energy and may even reduce unwanted behaviour such as excessive barking.”

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