Frequently Asked Questions
We know dogs! Unlike our competitors, who have just adapted children's playground components for dog parks, we have designed each product from top to bottom specifically for our four-legged friends. However, the biggest difference between our products and the competition are the materials we use which are all rust-resistant. Dog parks are corrosive environments and between inclement weather, and well...dogs just being dogs...you want to make sure your investment won't rust or deteriorate.
We also use our proprietary textured coatings on all ramp surfaces for slip resistance and none of our products have step strips or perforations that could potentially injure a dog. Our teeter totter was designed so it moves quietly and lands gently (to not scare shy dogs), and it's weighted so one end is always at ground level. Our products are fun, exceptionally durable, and most importantly, safe.
For more information, please see our tips on how to select quality dog park equipment.
Yes! Though we use standard colors that are safe and appropriate for training and a dog’s eyesight, we do have several color options available for most of our agility components.
We want you to be satisfied, so if you’re interested in a custom order, contact one of our specialists for more information on customizing dog park equipment for your community.
They sure can. Our products were designed primarily for outdoor use, but have also been installed on rooftops, converted tennis courts, and indoor dog parks. If you have a special installation situation, please call us for options or just select the surface mount plate add-on option to your order.
All of our products are made here in the United States where we can ensure that they are manufactured to our high quality standards. All of our agility components are exclusive to Dog-ON-It-Parks, and are fabricated using precision laser cutters and CNC routers near Seattle, Washington (...and Go Hawks!).
We also use HDPE plastic and recycled aluminum whenever practical, and 100% of the metal scrap from manufacturing gets recycled. (See also our RecycleDog product line.)
No, because we always provide clear assembly and installation instructions with your order including a parts checklist and recommended tools. Usually, the hardest part of an installation is digging the holes for the footings—not the assembly process itself. If you ever have any questions, we’re always happy to help.
What if I don’t have enough room for a complete system? Can you help me arrange individual components to fit my space?
Absolutely. Our design experts are happy to help you select just the right pieces to fit in your dog park—regardless of the size of your area. We also have several dog park packages available, including some for smaller spaces.
It’s easy! Either place your order online or contact one of our dog park specialists (877-348-3647) for assistance. Please note that many of our items have flat rate shipping and freight on the items that do not will be charged in a separate transaction. If you’ve been working with one of our dealers, please let us know!
If you are with a government agency and have a purchase order, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 877-348-3647.
NOTE: Customers are responsible for paying their own local and state taxes.
Many of our smaller items can ship via UPS Ground, but our larger items such as the A-Frame, Dog Walk Ramp, etc and most site furnishings are typically delivered by truck freight. We require that the freight company makes a delivery appointment with you and you may need a loading dock, pallet jack, or forklift to receive your delivery. The driver is only responsible for getting the freight to the end of the truck. Large orders may be shipped in crates for protection during shipping.
Yes. Protecting your personal information is very important to us. Our website uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology—widely considered to be the most secure—for safe credit card transactions.
We will NEVER sell or give away any email addresses or personal information. We don’t like spam or junk emails either!
Yes, you can. All returns are subject to a restocking fee. Please call us directly at 877-348-3647. Please note that custom or made-to-order products are not returnable.
Yes, we have shipped equipment to Canada, Guam, Hong Kong, and Singapore. You’re welcome to use your own shipping carrier and broker, or we can help find a competitively priced one for you.
No, and for a very good reason. Dog-ON-It-Parks products are designed specifically for recreational level use only, to be safe for the average family pet. Our equipment is a great way to introduce your dog to agility, as the exercise components are not as challenging as competitive agility, and allow both you and your pet to exercise safely together.
We care about your dog's safety—and yours. Please consult your physician and veterinarian before beginning any exercise program.
PawsGrip™ is a polyurea based finish that when sprayed on provides heavy-duty texture just like the super durable Rhino Liners™ used on truck beds.
In comparison, polyethylene is a very thin coating (commonly used on wire shelves in refrigerators!) that requires the addition of sand or grit to reduce its slickness. At Dog-ON-It-Parks, we use our special PawsGrip™ on all walking surfaces for durability and maximum slip resistance - even in snow, mud and ice!
Yes, and yes. The two most important elements of ADA accessibility are providing accessible routes up to the dog park and providing accessible surfacing within the dog park.
Engineered Woof Fiber® and artificial turf both provide accessibility within the dog park and meet ADA requirements. Once in the dog park, all Dog-ON-It-Parks agility components and site furnishings can be used by people with varying abilities.
Whenever practical, we use recycled plastic and recycled aluminum, and 100% of the metal scrap from manufacturing gets recycled. (See also our RecycleDog product line.)