Dogs Off Leash Ambassador Program


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Our volunteers had the opportunity to be part of the City's Pet Ice Safety Campaign through the distribution of owner behaviour surveys, the promotion of the Good Dog contest, the unveiling of signage and sculptures in select off-leash areas and witnessing a mock ice rescue with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services!

                    

 

In order to provide education and tips for keeping safe at our off-leash areas during the freeze and thaw cycles, Ambassador Diana was featured in a Transforming Edmonton blog post!

This year's Pet Expo was another great success thanks to the hard work of our amazing Dogs Off Leash Ambassadors! We had around 900 visitors stop by our booth to talk all things off-leash and our canine ambassadors received more than their fair share of cuddles!

Winter is a busy time in our off-leash areas and our Ambassadors have been great advocates for safety around the ice and promoting the volunteer program to other passionate dog owners.

 

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If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, feel free to apply today, we are hoping to hold our next training session in March 2018!

 
For more information on Off-Leash locations and events visit: edmonton.ca/offleash
To contact the volunteer coordinator directly email: dogoffleashcoordinator@edmonton.ca

 

 

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Dogs Off Leash Sites

Activity Shifts Start End
121 A St. City Level Park 1
91 St. Right-of-Way 1
Belgravia 1
Blue Quill 1
Brander Gardens Pipeline Corridor 1
Buena Vista Great Meadow 1
Caernarvon 1
Callingwood 1
Capilano Hiking Trail 1
Cromdale 1
Dawson Park 1
Dovercourt and Woodcroft 1
Duggan Rideau 1
Eastwood Park 1
Ermineskin 1
Fraser 1
Goldbar Hiking Trail 1
Hawrelak Hiking Trail 1
Hazeldean 1
Hermitage Park 1
Jackie Parker Recreation Area 1
Jasper Avenue and Riverbank 1
Keheewin Blackmud 1
Kennedale 1
Lago Lindo 1
Larkspur Pipeline Corridor 1
Lauderdale 1
Lower Mill Creek (Mill Woods) 1
Mill Creek 1
Mill Woods Pipeline 1
Montrose Berm 1
Orval Allen Park and Berm 1
Patricia Ravine 1
Prince Rupert 1
Royal Gardens Pipeline Corridor 1
Saddleback Road 1
Terwillegar 1
Valleyview Drive 1
Wellington Park 1

Other

Activity Shifts Start End
Meetings/training 1

Mission Statement

 

 

Purpose/Goals of the Program

To improve the quality of Edmonton's off leash areas, and to enhance user experience, for the benefit of both human and canine visitors

 

Purpose/Goals of Position

  • To create a culture of community at off leash areas
  • To enhance the lines of communication between park users and the City of Edmonton
  • To assist in the identification of actual or perceived problems 
  • To encourage positive interactions between park users (i.e. dogs and people)
  • To support the Dogs in Open Spaces Implementation Strategy

 

Responsibilities

  • Represent the City of Edmonton as a welcoming host at off leash sites
  • Provide information to inquisitive park users
  • Redirect park user concerns, complaints, and questions to the appropriate City staff by providing contact information to park users
  • Be a model of responsible dog ownership
  • Take note of and report park maintenance concerns
  • Monitor and maintain signage and bulletin boards where applicable
  • Let inquiring users know that if they would like to organize a site clean-up, the City will assist with the supplies needed
  • Refill “doggy doo doo” bag dispensers
  • Report observations and concerns to the Dog Off Leash Coordinator
  • Report hours online, at least monthly
  • Always be positive and courteous when interacting with the public
  • Refrain from enforcing or reprimanding other users when witnessing infractions