With wide open spaces for puppies to run free and dog-friendly cafés to load up on treats, the Parklands is one of the most popular destinations for dog owners.
Puppy, best friend, hellhound, boo boo baby - whatever it is you call your canine, dog owners have one thing in common - the pooch needs to be walked! So we created a playlist of our favourite and most memorable pup-inspired songs just for you. Below is a selection of the eclectic mix, but keep checking back as we will add new songs our visitors and social media users suggest.
Me and You and a Dog Named Boo—Lobo
This deliciously cheesy song was released in 1971 and became a big hit pawing it's way up to number five on the Billboard Hot 100. It also serves as a great road trip song
and a chilled out vibe while taking a stroll.
My Dog and Me—John Hiatt
A smooth blend of rock and country. John Hiatt celebrates everyday life with a furry friend, and highlights the beautiful bond and loyalty saying, "She'd face the bullet, oh, she'd face the knife, just to keep my butt from the fryin' pan" oh, and he asks the universal question, "how many times can one dog pee."
Who let the dogs out — Baha Men
Another cheesy classic, we couldn't help ourselves! We recommend listening to this on one of the many off-leash areas of the Parklands including all of Queens Park, where the dogs are truly let out and roaming free.
Okay, we are getting a bit excited now.
Man of the Hour —Norah Jones
Norah Jones' Poodle Ralph is the centre of this romantic and sweet ballad, because he's the best little doggy and gives her lots of love.
View the full playlist here and don't forget to tell us your favourites.
Did you know? More than 43 per cent of Centennial Parklands is an off-leash dog walking area? That's 154 hectares for you and the pooch to run wild!
Need help with a new pup?
Dog training clubs are helpful for training puppies as well as re-training older dogs and socialising dogs. The Eastern Suburbs Dog Training Club runs dog training and obedience classes most Sundays from 8.15 am at Musgrave Avenue in Centennial Park. Sessions cater to all levels and abilities. For further information on dog training clubs, call 0412 645 154.
More information about Dogs in Centennial Parklands can be viewed or downloaded here.