What can I do if a dog fight occurs?
Keep calm and never reach your hands into the middle of a dog fight. You may get bit by your own dog.
Distract the dogs and divert their attention. A blast of water from a water bottle, a loud whistle, or the clapping of your hands may work.
If your dog is not in the fight, make sure he or she does not join in. Control your dog and move him/her to a neutral area.
Maintain a cool head. Getting upset and yelling will only add to the frenzy.
When warranted, exchange contact information with the other dog owners. If you can’t because you must attend to your dog, designate someone else to get information. Remember, owners are solely liable for injuries or damage caused by their dogs. This includes injury to another dog or person, no matter how it began, who said what or whatever.

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1. Who operates Unity Park Dog Park?
2. What are the rules for the dog park?
3. Can dogs or people get hurt at a dog park?
4. Can I keep my dog on a leash?
5. How can I avoid a dog fight?
6. What can I do if a dog fight occurs?
7. Does my dog have to be current on shots such as rabies?
8. What should I do if I see someone break the dog park rules?
9. What should I do if a dog bites someone?
10. Can a newborn puppy come to the dog park?
11. Can I bring food and drinks into the dog park?
12. Should I bring my dog to the park when it’s really hot?
13. What should I do if I suspect my dog has heat stroke?