Every day across Australia thousands of dog owners take their canines to spaces where they can run, play and interact with other dogs.
Sometimes, our dogs strike up relationships, and sometimes we do as well.
In fact, off-leash dog parks can be one of the great public meeting areas when the rest of our lives are locked down. It’s a time for fresh air, safe distances and ice-breaking conversations.
Laura Vissaritis: Animal behaviourist, post graduate studies in Education and Psychology at Monash and Yale University. Her latest book is called The Rescue Dog.
Gloria Latham: her new dog park podcast is called Ten Years At The Local.