At the SaddleBrooke Dog Park, we are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all dogs and their owners. Try these tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.
Resolving Issues Using Communication
We believe in fostering a sense of community among SBDP dog owners. To ensure a harmonious and safe environment for all, we encourage members to engage in open communication and take proactive steps to resolve issues that may arise during their visits.
If you find yourself in a situation where you're uncomfortable with another dog's behavior or the actions of their owner, consider starting a polite and respectful conversation. Oftentimes, issues can be resolved through simple communication. Approach the other owner calmly and express your concerns. Seek to engage the owner in a constructive discussion to understand their perspective and discuss potential solutions. Sometimes, a change in behavior, leash usage or a simple apology can go a long way in resolving minor conflicts.
Our safety protocol is guided by official SBDP rules (hyperlink) and Arizona State Law Statutes 11-1014 & 11-1025.
If there is an aggressive incident, a dog or owner bite, or any situation that poses an immediate threat to safety, please report the incident as soon as possible. This will help us take appropriate measures to address the situation.
Please promptly report serious incidents or concerns to help us maintain the quality of our park. To report an incident, go here: https://saddlebrookedogpark.com/incident-report and fill out the online incident report form with all known relevant information. Be sure to use fact-based language and include the following:
Your feedback is invaluable in ensuring the well-being of our furry friends and their owners.
It’s the AZ Law
If the incident involves a dog bite, it must also be reported to the Pinal Animal Care and Control at (520) 509-3555 per Arizona state law. Other mandates include that the dog shall be quarantined for at least 10 days and the owner of a dog that bites a person is also liable for damages suffered by the person bitten. (https://www.azleg.gov)
Investigating the Incident
For confidentiality reasons, incident reports are sent only to the SBDP Safety Committee Director. He/she then investigates the incident by:
After the investigation is complete, the Safety Director then provides a proposal about how to best resolve the incident. The SBDP board discusses this proposal, provides input and votes on whether to accept the proposal. If approved, the Safety Director will communicate the proposal to involved parties. If the board does not approve the proposal, the Safety Director revises the resolution as needed until board approval is achieved. The Safety Director then presents this board-approved resolution to involved parties.
Based on the nature and seriousness of the incident, the Safety Director and SBDP board will consider a range of potential corrective actions. It's important to understand that these actions are determined on a case-by-case basis, considering all factors related to the incident. Potential measures may include, but are not limited to, the following options: