The picture above is my dog Shadow playing with two other dogs at the Barkyard at LaSalle Park in Buffalo. It's a lab puppy that was all over him and a Jack Russell, but they played really well together, and Shadow was exhausted the rest of the night. He loves going to the Barkyard to "play with the puppies." I love it for the view and the people.

If you have never taken your dog to an off-leash dog park, it can be a lot of fun! There are some rules that you need to read and keep in mind before you go so that your pup can be safe while playing. I've included links to the rules below and some pictures so you can get an idea of what it looks like.