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Gold Coast Dog Exercise Areas

Gold Coast Dog Exercise Areas and Dog Parks

Dog exercise areas are provided by the Gold Coast City Council for dog owners. These areas have been designed to cater for the recreational needs of Gold Coast dog owners and non dog owners throughout the community and often feature specific facilities such as fenced areas, dog poo bag holders, bins and special "dog-level" drinking taps and basins.

How to use the exercise areas

Remember these areas have been provided for your use so consider the other dogs and owners who may use the area after you have had your fun. Please leave the area how you found it.

Currumbin Beach Dog Exercise Area

Currumbin Beach Dog Exercise Area

Photo by Charlotte Reeves Photography
Fine Art Gold Coast Dog Photography

Use of these areas will assist to:

  • socialise your dog
  • reduce aggressive behaviour
  • reduce stress and stress related habits, digging/barking at home, etc.
  • reduce boredom
  • enhance mental stimulation
  • enhance the general well-being of your animal.

Dogs that are not exercised can develop behavioural problems such as aggression and excessive barking. They are also more likely to be destructive to get attention.

Rules when using the areas

Always consider those who may also use the area.

  • Currumbin Beach Dog Exercise Area

    "The Spit" Dog Exercise Area

    Photo by Charlotte Reeves Photography
    Dog Photography Gold Coast

    Pick up after your dog
    Heavily used areas may have a bin provided with disposal bags attached to assist in the removal of dog faeces, normal bins can also be used as receptacles. To keep the areas environmentally friendly it is up to the individual to be a Responsible Pet Owner.
  • Control your dog
    The exercise areas are leash free zones and it is up to the owner to be responsible and maintain control of their dog while using the exercise areas.
  • A dog is under off leash effective control if: 
    • it responds to the command of the person exercising the dog, and
    • it remains in the immediate vicinity of the person exercising the dog.

The material above has been derived from the GCCC website at www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/dog-exercise-areas-972.html

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