Who knew dogs made friends and had social needs? Not enough people, according to pet experts.
Anyone visiting a dog park can see it immediately in the happy interactions of all the frolicking canines, even those that were not acquainted 10 minutes previously.
Most of the dogs run, sniff, chase and play with each other with happy abandon. A few dogs need two or three visits to become completely comfortable, but most can’t wait to clear the double gates and run loose with their pals.
Fenced public parks designated specifically for dogs became popular in larger urban areas in the 1980s and ’90s...