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Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) has recently installed agility equipment in the Cootamundra Dog Park. The fenced off leash dog park is on the corner of Thompson and Hurley Streets in Cootamundra.

 The Cootamundra All Breeds Kennel Club were successful in obtaining grant funding to fence the area in 2014 and CGRC have purchased and installed the agility equipment with NSW Companion Animals Registration funding. This being funding that CGRC receives from dog and cat registrations in the Council area.

 The Dog Park has two separately fenced areas for dogs to interact and play, the quieter area is for smaller dogs or puppies as they get used to interacting with larger, busier dogs. The other area is the active area, and this is for more robust larger adult dogs to run and play. An introduction area is also part of the facility to allow dogs to safety interact with each other through fencing, before being introduced to the agility areas.

 The equipment has been made locally by C & G Engineering and CGRC staff have been busy installing these items ready for the Christmas break. Some of the items include jumps, seesaws, seating and other agility pieces for dogs and their owners to enjoy the use of the park.

 This fenced off leash area allows the community and its many visitors with dogs to enjoy a safe and secure environment to play and relax. Picnic tables, drinking water availability, and dog waste bags are some of the inclusions within the park.

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New agility equipment installed at Cootamundra’s off leash Dog Park, will give dogs and owners the opportunity to test and learn new skills. The locally made equipment has been funded through the NSW Companion Animal Registration Fund.