FREE Canine Behaviour Training Sessions
Align Canine Training will be leading FREE behaviour training sessions at City of Saskatoon Dogs Parks throughout the summer.
Sessions will focus on the following:
- Basic training tips
- Recognizing and understanding dog behaviour
- How to have a more positive off-leash experience with your dog
- and more!
Sessions are limited to 15 people. Participation is on a first come, first served basis. All owners must have their pet on a leash for the session.
Sessions will take place at Dog Parks located throughout Saskatoon. Signage will be in place at each Dog Park to indicate where to meet the instructor for the session. Remember to ensure your pet is on a leash for the session. Owners are encouraged to arrive at the Dog Park early to ensure your pet has an opportunity to familiarize itself with the park and is ready to participate in the training session.
|Monday, June 6||Avalon||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, June 7||Avalon||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Friday, June 10||Fred Mendel||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Monday, June 13||Pierre Radisson||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, June 14||Pierre Radisson||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Friday, June 17||Southwest||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, June 21||Paul Mostoway||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Wednesday, June 22||Paul Mostoway||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Friday, June 24||Sutherland Beach||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Sunday, June 26||Sutherland Beach||12:00 - 12:45 p.m.|
|Monday, June 27||Hyde||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, June 28||Hyde||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Monday, July 4||Avalon||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, July 5||Avalon||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Friday, July 8||Sutherland Beach||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Sunday, July 10||Sutherland Beach||12:00 - 12:45 p.m.|
|Monday, July 11||Southwest||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, July 12||Fred Mendel||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Friday, July 15||Paul Mostoway||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Monday, July 18||Hyde||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, July 19||Hyde||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Friday, July 22||Caswell||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Monday, July 25||Pierre Radisson||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, July 26||Pierre Radisson||6:30 - 7:15 p.m.|
|Park Name||Park Location|
|Avalon||South end of Broadway at Glasgow Street|
|Caswell||Avenue F North and 31st Street West, next to Mayfair Pool|
|Chief Whitecap||Access via Saskatchewan Crescent off of Cartwright Street|
|Fred Mendel||Avenue W South and 17th Street West|
|Hampton||North on Range Road 3060|
|Hyde Park||South end of Hyde Park, adjacent to Boychuk Drive|
|Paul Mostaway||Richardson Road, east of McClocklin Road|
|Pierre Radisson||Between 32nd Street and 33rd Street at Faulkner Crescent|
|Silverwood||Access off Kinnear Avenue or the east end of Adilman Drive|
|Southwest||Off Valley Road, near Cedar Villa Estates|
|Sutherland Beach||West off Central Avenue, north of Attridge Drive|
Is your dog ready for the Dog Park?
Dog Parks can be a great place to get exercise and socialize. Although, not all dogs and owners are quite ready for the off-leash experience.
Before going to a Dog Park ensure your dog is well behaved around pets and people. Your dog should know and obey basic commands of come, sit and stay before visiting a Dog Park. Consider taking obedience classes or hiring a qualified dog trainer.
Please remember, no owner of a dog shall permit or allow their dog to become a nuisance to other persons or animals in an off-leash area. In the event that a dog becomes a nuisance, the owner of the dog shall immediately restrain the dog by placing the dog on a leash not exceeding two metres in length and removing the dog from the off-leash area.
Once you’re ready we look forward to seeing you at the Dog Park!
The Sutherland Beach Dog Park features unique terrain and is one area with river access where dogs are permitted to be off leash while under the control of their owner. Community members are advised to always exercise an elevated level of caution when around any large body of water. Keep a close watch on children and pets when visiting trails, parks, or off-leash areas that may run adjacent to the South Saskatchewan River. For more information visit saskatoon.ca/watersafety.
Looking for more information on finding the off-leash park that is the perfect fit for your dog? The 2021 Pet Wellness Guide has a great article outlining the features an benefits of some of our Dog Parks. View the article for more details.
Dog Parks are naturalized areas that share the space with wildlife such as coyotes, foxes, porcupines, muskrats, beavers and deer. If encountered, treat wild animals with respect and avoid approaching too closely. Please ensure that your dog is always within eyesight and under your control when enjoying the Dog Parks.
At times wildlife may need to be removed from the Dog Parks. The capture and removal of wildlife is only made possible with current information and specific location details. Please call Pest Management (Mon-Fri 7a.m. - 4p.m.) at 306-975-3300 to report a concern.
Remember, pets are not permitted in the following locations:
Playgrounds, paddling pools, spray pads and cemeteries
Kiwanis Park, Kinsmen Park, Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo
The North East Swale (North of Evergreen)
Dog Park for Small Dogs
Public engagement on this project is now complete. Your input will help inform the design and, if approved, future management of these parks. A summary of input received will be attached to the City Council decision report.
Dog Park Etiquette
- Be a good buddy and interact with your dog, keeping him or her within sight at all times. Off-leash doesn’t mean unattended.
- Scoop your dog’s poop. Bring a few extra baggies, just in case.
- Play nice! Your dog should know and obey basic commands of come, sit and stay before visiting a Dog Park.
- If you take a toy to the park, expect other dogs to play with it. Better yet, leave the toys at home.
- Is your dog hot to trot? The mere presence of a female dog in heat can cause a frenzy among potential four-legged Romeos. It’s best to have your dog spayed or neutered before planning a Dog Park visit.
- If you have concerns about the behaviour of a dog or its owner while at the park, contact the Saskatoon Animal Control Agency at 306-385-PETS (7387).
- Have fun! When dogs and owners play by the rules, everyone has a good time!
Dog Park Development
Hampton Dog Park
Upgrades to Hampton Dog Park have been completed! Upgrades included improvements to fencing, the parking lot, signage and waste bins. The parking lot is now able to support up to 25 vehicles.
Brighton Dog Park
The City of Saskatoon Recreation and Community Development Division has identified a District Park within the Brighton neighbourhood for the development of a new Dog Park. This development will take place as construction allows. Further updates will be provided here as they become available.
Chief Whitecap Dog Park
Construction that directly impacted the Dog Park is now complete and includes an expanded north parking lot, adding an additional 22 spots. Over the next two years, work will continue on the Great Trail that goes outside of the dog park area.
Avalon Dog Park
Phase 2 of the Avalon Dog Park expansion project was opened to the public on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
In order for the expansion to open, the project had to first meet City standards for landscape development. Lack of rainfall impacted the turf establishment and as a result further work was required to complete the turf development prior to opening. With the expansion area now open, users have access to an additional 2.6 acres of space at Avalon Dog Park. We appreciate the patience you showed throughout this project as crews worked to improve your overall experience at Avalon Dog Park.
Administration continues to plan for future improvements to turf at Avalon Dog Park and appreciates your patience at this time.
Dog Park Developments
The current Administrative focus is to utilize recently received citizen feedback in order to strive towards making improvements to the 11 dog parks we currently have. At the same time Animal Services continues to work towards adding additional dog parks in areas that are significantly further away from our current dog parks. Please see our dog park map to review our current dog park locations. If you wish to discuss dog park developments further, please contact Animal Services at 306-975-8478 or email@example.com.
Dog Park Ambassador Program
The Dog Park Ambassador Program is a volunteer program which engages the citizens of Saskatoon to provide input on opportunities for improvement for Animal Services. This includes but is not limited to contributions to park design, fundraising activities, monitoring Dog Park conditions, clean-up, and more. The program also aims to improve Animal Control awareness both at the park and in the surrounding neighbourhood to ultimately foster responsible pet ownership and to encourage bylaw compliance.