Membership Rules

  • Prior to gaining access to the off-leash park, you must check your dog in with Lebowski's staff at the bar

  • All dogs entering the dog park must be up to date on Rabies and Parvo vaccines (Distemper and Bordetella are strongly recommended).

  • Dogs with contagious health conditions are not permitted in the park.

  • All dogs 10 months or older must be fixed to be permitted in the off-leash park.

  • Aggressive dogs are not permitted at Lebowski's. 

  • ALL non-aggressive dogs are welcome on-leash in the beer garden *No membership is required!

  • All dogs must be on-leash unless they are in one of the off-leash parks. All retractable leashes must not extend past 5 feet for the comfort and safety of other guests. 

  • ​The dog park is for dogs, their parent(s), and those guests that may be accompanying them. Membership is required for the off-leash yard. All users must be registered members with Lebowski's (or a human guest of a member) to receive access to the off- leash yard.

  • For safety reasons, Lebowski's is 21+, no children allowed anywhere on the premises. 

  • ​By entering the park, you permit the Lebowski's staff to handle your dog and break up any fights that may ensue. *Although BOWncers are available in the park to help supervise your dog, they are not intended to be the sole monitor*

  • Use of the dog park is at your own risk. Lebowski's will utilize BOWncers to mitigate for safety risks; however, each owner is solely responsible for their own and their dog's actions and assumes all liability for damages suffered by any person or dog injured by the member or the member's dog(s) while utilizing the dog park.

  • Each dog owner is responsible for their dog(s) behavior and keeping them under control.

  • Maximum of two registered dogs per handler at any time. 

  • No bullies. Rough play is acceptable as long as it is consensual. Rough play is not accepted if the dogs involved aren’t comfortable with the situation. Mounting should be discouraged as it is generally not enjoyed by the dog being mounted. If behavior ensues, actions will be taken to stop the activity and the dog may need to be fully supervised by the owner or asked to take a time-out.

  • If aggressive behavior is observed, immediate action will be taken: your dog(s) may be pulled from the pack and BOWncers will do whatever they have to do to prevent the behavior from reoccurring (time-out, redirect behavior, etc.) *IF this aggressive behavior persists, we reserve the right to ask for the parent to take the dog for a time-out or you may be asked to remove your dog(s) from the park/premises.

  • Some experts recommend the following method for breaking up a dog fight: each owner grabs their own dog by the nape of the neck and pull up and out away from the other dog, then hold onto the dog until they calm down. No method is risk-free, even your own dog could still bite you. BOWncers are trained to read signs of aggression before a fight starts, but they cannot always be prevented.

  • Lebowski's reserves the right to ask any dog to be removed from the premises for behavior reasons. 

  • Lebowski's is not responsible for any injury, illness, or damage caused on our premises.

  • No toys, bones, balls or rawhides allowed on the premises.

  • ​Only flat-buckle collars or harnesses should be worn by dogs in the off-leash yard. Prong, pinch, choke and electric collars are not allowed in the park. 

  • Members must either retain possession of their leashes or utilize leash racks. Lebowski's is not responsible for lost leashes.

  • No smoking and no food or treats are permitted in the dog park. Beverages purchased at the bar are permitted in the park, however we ask that you please remain responsible for your drink.  Outside drinks are not permitted.

  • Members are to clean up after their dog(s). All waste must be bagged and disposed of properly in the marked receptacles.

  • Members are responsible to ensure their dog(s) do not dig holes or cause other damage to park plants or property.

  • Do not leave the property without your dog. This will result in revocation of membership.

  • Smoking is allowed in designated areas only. Please use the ashtrays. Cigarette butts are hazardous to dogs.

  • Lebowski's reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.

  • If, for any reason, we must close the off-leash yard briefly to accommodate for maintenance; it will be posted on our website www.lebowskisgainesville.com and social media. Advance notice will be given if available.

  • ​Failure to comply with the above Rules and Regulations could result in revocation of membership.