|08-29-2014 11:39 PM|
When we were out there in late July, Lena had SO much fun. She is under voice control off leash, but is almost never comfortable enough to play with other dogs around. (she's a bit of a nervous BYB - gotten before I educated myself a little - but has improved a lot, I think.) This past trip, she was so comfortable, she played fetch with a stick on the beach for a looong time. Even with other dogs all up in her face and space. What a way to celebrate her 8th birthday!
ETA: Sorry for the rabbit trail
|08-29-2014 11:32 PM|
|08-29-2014 11:31 PM|
|DJEtzel||Yes, Kirk park is a "dog beach" where they are allowed off leash. It isn't completely fenced, but that never bother me. I don't have dogs that would run off.|
|08-29-2014 11:27 PM|
We need to setup a time and day, maybe a Sunday afternoon?
|08-29-2014 10:56 PM|
|08-29-2014 10:47 PM|
|jjk454ss||Id be up for it. Saugatuck Dunes State Park is a good place too. You can take the north trails staying away from where anyone goes to sit on the beach, we go there quite often.|
|08-29-2014 10:34 PM|
The only thing I would point out is that even though it is listed/advertised as a fenced dog beach, it is not entirely enclosed. There's just a low beach fence that marks the boundary of the dog beach area. It's about 1/4 mi walk from the parking lot to the beach, and there is a flight of stairs down the dune to get to the shoreline.
ETA: Kirk park used to have a no dog policy for the beach, but I believe they added the dog approved area sometime last year.
|08-29-2014 10:30 PM|
|onyx'girl||yes, Holland is S. of G. Haven.... is it a dog friendly beach? Deerlick use to be a great private spot to go, just South of S. Haven, North of Covert but now is all mcmansions and supposedly off limits. BOO! It had a great private stream with flat stones lining the stream into the lake. We treasured it.|
|08-29-2014 10:20 PM|
|08-29-2014 10:14 PM|
|onyx'girl||no big deal in organizing a meet up, but truthfully, most GSD's aren't going to be as happy to 'meet up' as their owners, so either a training type outing or a dog park dynamic is a given. I would love to hit a dog beach on Lake MI before the water gets icy. Not sure where (south of Grand Haven) there is a dog beach?|
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