The Stotzky Dog Park is an off-leash dog park in Riverhead, New York. This dog park is an area of the town's Stotzky Memorial Park which has been conditioned to serve as a place for exercising dogs off-leash. It is also known as the Duke Dog Park.
If using the parking lot, it is a few minutes away from the dog park, so owners should keep their pooches leashed while walking to it. This dog park in Riverhead is comprised of two secure enclosures which are bordered by thick trees as well as having an abundance of trees inside the perimeter fencing.
The only way a pup could escape from either of these off-leash runs is by tunneling as the fencing is ten feet high. If a dog does decide to put its excavating skills to the test, its pet parent needs to fill in any resulting holes. Dogs are normally kept too busy for that type of activity here.
This is a favorite dog park of Riverhead pups, and there are always lots of canine friends to greet and mingle with. The correct social behavior is expected of all pooches using the facility. Any aggression, overactive mounting or big dog bullying is not tolerated.
Dogs who fail to understand canine group activities should be taken for a few training sessions before being let loose at the dog park. These two off-leash dog exercising areas in Riverhead, although surrounded by trees are somewhat open to the elements. A sun hat for pet owners is recommended in summer and one for their pup too if they'll wear it.
In the winter, an umbrella will come in handy. What else should always be handy is a pocketful of, preferably bio-degradable, poop bags. Pet parents must scoop all the poop their pup produces and dispose of it responsibly. A dog park full of poop is no fun for either man or pooch.