I authorize Doggy Play Park to photograph and/or video my dog or my group and to use these images in future books, videos, promotional or educational materials, and hereby waive my claim to any compensation for such use.

I understand that in consideration for being an attendee of Doggy Play Park, that I am releasing, waiving, discharging and covenanting not to sue Doggy Play Park of its officers, owners, promoters, trainers, employees, sponsors, clients and each of them, for losses or damages and any claim of damage of any kind on account of sickness, death, loss or and/or injury to my dogs or any other dog or person, as a result of negligence or otherwise, while the dogs are on Doggy Play Park's premise, or after they leave Doggy Play Park. If I have withheld information from Doggy Play Park regarding any aggressive behaviour or tendencies in certain dogs, and they cause injury or loss to another dog or person, members of the booking will defend and indemnify Doggy Play Park, Inc. from any resulting claims, demands, lawsuits, losses, costs or expenses, including Solicitors/Legal Fees. I understand and expressly agree that this release, waiver and agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Victoria and that I have carefully read this release and know the content of the release, and sign this release as an act of my own, and that the terms of this release are contractual in nature and are not just a recital.

I am aware that there are inherent risks and hazards involved in activities with and around dogs, and that I am voluntarily participating in these activities with knowledge of these potential dangers. I am not relying on Doggy Play Park or its staff, volunteers, management or owners, to prevent such occurrences. I hereby waive any and all claims or action that I may have against Doggy Play Park, and agree to release Doggy Play Park from any and all liability for personal injury to myself, my dog, children in our charge, or harm to property caused directly or indirectly by acts that might occur while at Doggy Play Park or on the Doggy Play Park premises. I further agree to indemnify, defend and hold Doggy Play Park harmless for damage, loss liability or expenses, including legal costs and Solicitors/Legal Fees which result from any damage caused by myself, children in my charge, or dog(s) that I own or handle. I also agree to pay for all damages to the facilities of Doggy Play Park caused by any negligent, reckless, or wilful actions.

By accepting this waiver upon the registration process, I indicate that:

(1) I have received a copy of Doggy Play Park, Dog Park Rules; Click here to view.

(2) I agree to observe and abide by Doggy Play Park, Dog Park Rules;

(3) I agree that I am solely responsible for my behaviour and my dogs' behaviour while on Doggy Play Park property, and hereby indemnify and hold harmless Doggy Play Park and its owners, officers, directors, employees and agents against any liability, damages or other expenses (including attorney's fees and costs) arising from our use of or presence at Doggy Play Park, including any harm done by or to our dog(s), other persons in my party, or my vehicle.

Rules of Play

Membership to Doggy Play Park applies to all dogs in one household that meet our requirements for health and temperament and lets you use the dog park as often as you like during normal hours of operation. These rules are enforced for safety reasons so that you and your dog can enjoy the benefits of a private dog park.

  • The member must always be present to supervise their dog(s). Dogs always need to be under your visual contact and voice control .
  • You are responsible for any injury or damage caused by your dog. If your dog inflicts injury to another dog or dog owner, please give your name and phone number to the other dog owner before leaving.
  • If necessary, members may file a formal, written complaint about another member or dog. Formal complaints must be in writing and given to Miranda Bailey of Doggy Play Park.
  • Doggy Play Park reserves the right to cancel dog park membership if it becomes necessary, or if a formal (written) complaint about a member or their dog is filed with the office by more than one person. (Refund will apply if applicable.)
  • No inhumane treatment of dogs is allowed. This means no kicking, punching, hitting or poking with objects, slapping the face or head.
  • Dogs or children are not allowed to be left unattended in vehicles, regardless of the temperature.
  • Each adult may have only 3 member dogs at a time in the dog park unless with Prior arrangement. All dogs using the park must be registered with Doggy play Park and proof of vaccinations need to be on file.
  • Female dogs in season or puppies under 4 months old are not allowed.
  • Owners with aggressive or anxious dogs must purchase a private membership. This also includes any dogs that portray any predatory behaviour, such as chasing. If any incidences occur, Doggy Play Park reserves the right to suspend or cancel memberships
  • DOGS MUST BE WALKED ON LEASH to/from play yards. Dogs can be safely off leash in the play yards only.
  • HUMANS, BE AWARE WHEN RUNNING in the play yards for safety reasons - except the dogs, of course! Although the play yards are maintained, they are in a natural setting and the surface maybe a little uneven. Owners enter at their own risk.
  • Members must always wear shoes in the dog park.
  • Non-member visitors or dogs are not allowed.
  • For safety reasons, children under 12 are NOT ALLOWED in the dog park, unless in a private session booking.
  • Please be polite and clean up after your dog. Poo Bags are conveniently located throughout the dog park.
  • If your dog is annoying or aggressive to another dog or to its owner, you must take immediate action. This may mean moving your dog to another play yard, issuing a time-out for your dog, or even leaving the dog park.
  • Excessive barking can upset other dogs and change the energy in a playgroup. Please try to control your dog's barking whenever possible.
  • Throwing toys or tennis balls can create competition, jealousy and fights between dogs. If you see this reaction, please refrain from this activity and let the dogs play amongst themselves.
  • NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES brought onto the Doggy Play Park property.
  • Please reframe from DOG TREATS OR FOOD in the play yards. Treats or food can create jealousy and aggression between dogs.
  • All entries purchased with Doggy Play Park have a 12 month timeframe. Any entries not used within this timeframe will expire automatically.
  • Lastly, have fun!

Your dog will have a blast at Doggy Play Park - meeting new friends, experiencing new things, and learning all kinds of new stuff if he's in training. All that fun and excitement, however, can come with a few downside risks:

Tiredness: With everything so new and exciting, by the time he comes home, your pooch might be pooped - sleepy and lazy for several days while he catches up on his zzzz's. Do not be alarmed. After several days, his energy should be back to normal.

Bumps, Bruises and Boo Boo's:

It's a play yard out there, and dog play is a contact sport! Most dogs spend their time at Doggy Play Park, running, jumping and wrestling and - like on a school play yard - stuff can happen.

Even under supervision and the best of circumstances, injuries can occur. Most will be minor, but occasionally some will be more significant - even requiring veterinary attention.

In other words, bumps, nicks and boo-boos are not uncommon in an active play park environment, but most are proof that your dog had a really great time!