Surfing Dogs? Yes Please! – September 25th-27th

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What are you and your dog doing this weekend?  Sitting at home trying to stay out of the heat? Why not head to the beach for the nice weather and to watch the 7th annual dog surfing competition, taking place at the Huntington Dog Beach?  Unleashed is hosting Surf City Surf Dog this Friday-Sunday with the main surfing event taking place Sunday Morning.  If you haven’t witnessed one of these events before, this is the weekend to do it.  The weather will be nice and there will be plenty of dogs and humans at the beach to socialize with while you watch the dogs surf.  For the schedule of events CLICK HERE, for general information check out http://surfcitysurfdog.com

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Construction Begins on a New Anaheim Hills Dog Park Next Month

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A new dog park is slated to open in Olive Hills Park in Anaheim Hills next summer, construction begins next month.  Check out this OC Register article for more details:

Construction contracts awarded for parks

The city’s second dog park is scheduled to open in Anaheim Hills by next summer, boasting an open space for canines to run and mingle.

Construction is expected to begin next month on the dog park at Olive Hills Park, featuring water stations, trees, a walking trail and separate play areas for large and small dogs. Earlier this month, the City Council awarded a $1.13 million contract to Horizons Construction Co. of Orange to complete the work.

“I do think it really is good for socializing the dogs and having the dogs’ owners go out and actually get to meet other people,” said Councilwoman Lucille Kring, who added that she has asked for dog parks to be built in Anaheim since 1999.

Kring also suggested a dog park be built at Maxwell or Twila Reid parks in west Anaheim as a way to deter homeless people from gathering – some residents living near Twila Reid Park has raised concerns at the council meeting. City officials said homeless people have largely stopped gathering at La Palma Park after Anaheim’s first dog park opened there in March.

The dog park at Olive Hills, just off East Nohl Ranch Road, was originally scheduled to open this year, but city officials said the site required additional review before construction could begin.

Separately, a new gazebo, benches, tables and play equipment will be built at a new pocket park in the 900 block of Circle Park, just north of Ball Road and Gilbert High School in west Anaheim. The City Council awarded a $383,465 contract to Micon Construction Inc. of Placentia to build the park by February.

Contact the writer: 714-704-3769 or amarroquin@ocregister.com

Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in the Aliso and Wood Canyons Park

I haven’t been here yet, but saw this article and wanted to share it.  I’ll have to make it one of my next stops!

Have a dog? Find out where the dog friendly hiking trails in the Aliso and Woods Canyon Park are located

Update: Although the trails listed are dog friendly, there are many in the area that aren’t. Please make sure you check the trail head sign before heading out on any hike with your dog to make sure you’re respecting the wildlife conservation efforts. Thanks!

Source: Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

As the Weather Starts to Cool Down, Why Not Take Your Dog With You on Your Next Run?

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I’m not a big runner myself(unless you consider the elliptical machine), but if you enjoy getting outdoors for some fresh air and exercise, check out this article from competitor.com on how to get your dog involved, so both of you can get in a good workout and stay healthy…

Four-Legged Fun: A Guide to Running With Your Dog