America's very first pet playground, Canine Court is a green oasis of pastoral pet pastimes that includes an agility course and a custom people/pet water fountain. Safely fenced in within Van Cortlandt Park's rolling fields and forests, Canine Court has been the go-to destination for recreation, socialization and pet-centric events and festivities since 1998.
The Friends of Canine Court and Bash Dibra are pleased to announce that Canine Court, located in Van Cortlandt Park, Riverdale,The Bronx, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on April 14th, 2013. Since that time thousands of dogs have brought their owners to the 14,000 square foot fenced in playground to frolic on the obstacle/agility course with hurdles, hoops, see-saws, slides, tunnels, crawl spaces and self-contained "free play" area.
And with it's creator, Celebrity Pet Laureate and Dog Trainer-to-the-Stars, Bash Dibra, at the helm, Canine Court has provided New York City with a "paws on" fun-filled venue to promote responsible pet-ownership in conjunction with city-wide pet-related issues, events and charities that enhance the community and educate the importance and value of the human\companion-animal bond.
Since it's inception, Canine Court's celebrity status as the World's First Dog Playground has garnered world-wide attention, attracting visitors from all across the U.S. as well as the globe-inspiring many to follow in Canine Court's historic paw prints and to replicate both the playground and it's commitment to responsible pet ownership in their own communities.
Canine Court's 15th Anniversary will be celebrated on May 4th, 2013 at the upcoming Fitness With Fido Dog Walk. Bash invites dog owners and their pets to "take a walk in the park" and help us celebrate Canine Court's Anniversary. Proceeds from Fitness With Fido will go towards the upkeep of Canine Court dog playground. Canine Court is also in the process of being renovated funds are needed,please donate.
We have created the a 'Story of Canine Court' on YouTube that can be accessed at
Friends of Canine Court
*7 dog years to 1 human years...7X15=105
FITNESS with FIDO
Save the Date May 4, 2013
Exercising for fitness and good health
that will benefit children, adults and seniors
Canine Court Celebrates it's 15th Anniversary on April 14, 2013
A fundraiser to restore the parks and Canine Court for the
better use of pets and people to enjoy the beauty of
Van Cortlandt Park
Celebrate how pets and parks enrich
peoples lives in New York City
and promote responsible pet ownership
Must pre-register: $10 per dog
Registration form at:
All proceeds will go toward upkeep of the
Canine Court dog playground
Friends of Canine Court
Did you know over 60% of or our household pets are overweight and lack of exercise is the number one reason for this. Just as in humans, obesity can cause a number of health related issues and shorten your dogs lifespan.
FITNESS with FIDO
Pilates, Yoga, Treadmill, the gym, running � exercising for fitness and good health. You�ve done all that, but you keep thinking there must be another way. Well, Bash Dibra has come up with another way that will benefit children, adults and seniors.
Take you dog for a walk every day � a fun way for both you and your dog. But, not for the few blocks you walk them now � stretch it out to 10-15 blocks, even better, make that 10-15 blocks a round trip! Don�t give up after one day, before you know it it�s been one week, then two weeks and you�re feeling fit and chipper. Your dog is getting the exercise they need, and that can even help any problems you might be having with them such as destructive behavior, excessive barking, and just plain boredom. And before you know it, its lots of fun for you, your dog will love you for it, and your acaneighbors will be happy too.
Get you friends and neighbors involved, form a group to walk together. Become involved with your community, maybe you can even put together your own �dog walking� event.
If you would like to try this, but don�t own a dog, Bash says, �go to your local shelter and volunteer to walk the dogs, this will make the dogs in the shelter more adoptable because they will be calmer and happier for that family that will adopt. It�s a win, win project for all.� And who knows, you might even come away with a dog of your own to walk!
Bash is an animal behaviorist, a celebrity dog trainer � he�s trained pets of stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Basinger, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and Alec Baldwin. He�s also a renowned author of six books and a video, �Teach Your Dog to Behave; Dog Training By Bash, DogSpeak, CatSpeak; Your Dream Dog: a guide to choosing the right breed for you,� StarPet, �How to Make Your Pet A Star,� and a video and DVD �teach your dog to behave.�
Canine Court in Van Cortlandt Park is a living symbol of Fieldston Pets belief in giving back to the community. America's very first pet playground, Canine Court is a green oasis of pastoral pet pastimes that includes an agility course and a custom people/pet water fountain. Safely fenced in within Van Cortlandt Park's rolling fields and forests, Canine Court has been the go-to destination for recreation, socialization and pet-centric events and festivities since 1998.