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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Robin Kovary Run For Small Dogs

In an age of specialization, and given the size of Manhattan and its dog population, a dog run specifically for small dogs should not come as a surprise. The Robin Kovary Run for Small Dogs in Washington Square Park was formally dedicated in 2004. Robin Kovary was a renowned dog trainer and a dog run advocate - her efforts were instrumental in the establishment of dog runs throughout the city. Click here to read about her. Kovary's work was responsible for the first dog run in the park - click here for a previous post I did on the other run in Washington Square Park. I am not a dog owner, but in speaking to a friend who does own small dogs and reading though the Kovary website, I have learned it is a problem for small dogs to mingle and socialize with larger dogs. The big guys can be too aggressive with the small dogs, trample on them etc. (there are weight restrictions for entering the small dog run). The solution of having a separate run has been very successful. Both runs allow the dogs to run off leash - a special double gate system keeps entering and exiting problem free. And watching the dogs cavorting has become a spectator sport ...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Super cute!

Brian said...

Those little boys and girls are charming.
Brian

Anonymous said...

All the dogs are smelling each other's behind. lol!

Kristen said...

How fun! This is a great idea...to have a separate space for the smaller breeds.

Chris & Deb said...

yep.....looks like some interesting mingling there....