The first blog post is about dog parks, and their various deficiencies and inadequacies.
Dog parks are a poor substitute for off-leash hours at parks, but some of them are quite good.
It’s just when the dog park becomes the “canine reservation” that problems start.
I’ve seen dog parks where not a blade of grass is growing. The dogs have run so hard and so long and at such high densities, the grass never gets to grow.
And when it rains, it turns to mud.
But I’ve seen major cities in Europe– London and Munich– that allow dogs a lot more liberty than we would ever think about giving them in most American cities of that size and stature.