Reader Participation Day: Do Dogs And National Parks Mix?
Last week we had a story about enjoying national parks with your dog, and some "Bark Service" products from Eastern National.
The story made clear that not everyone is a "dog person, that some folks are afraid of dogs, and that it is the responsibility of park officials to provide a safe, enjoyable environment for all visitors, even if they aren’t “dog people.” These rules are in place not only to protect your dog, but to protect you and other visitors as well as the environs of the park.
But not all dog owners are always responsible in terms of keeping their dogs on leases, or cleaning up after them.
So, what should the Park Service do? Should it continue to embrace dogs, and levy fines were necessary, or ban them outright beyond parking lots?