Hope you all had a good memorial day :).
My man and I took our border collies (Yuna & Yena) to the Marymoor off-leash area as the weather was superb. We normally take them there on weekends at least once every few weeks as long as it doesn't get too muddy.
It's actually a great location if you want your dog to get some socialisation either with people or other dogs.
If you are also training your dog for off-leash, then Marymoor dog park is an excellent choice.
It's huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge that it's very easy to spend a few hours there with your dog, which is the whole point going there, right XD
We like to play either a tennis ball or frisbee as they are Yuna & Yena's favourite outdoor exercise :).
As the weather's getting hot, I really recommend you to carry at least 2L of water if you are planning on do some intensive exercise and spend time there for a few hours like how we do.
Yuna found her favourite resting spot!
Somehow I managed to capture Yuna's closed eyes while taking photos XD. LOL.
The park has some tennis balls and sanitary bags at the entrance, but there's no proper water for dogs..:/ After our first visit, we've been carrying 2L of water and a portable bowl in our backpack.
You can actually hook the bowl to the bag that you carry, which is quite nice as it doesn't make a mess inside your bag. We normally carry a small backpack when we go out with our babies, so we just hang it to the side of the bag.
Yena's turn - THE Great Jumper
After a few hours, we left the spot to take Yuna to the bath.
There's a prepaid bathing facility just outside the park, which also has a towel, shampoo and dryer.
Shampooing & Rinsing
You can choose in between 8 minutes or 14 minutes, and we chose 14 minutes just for Yuna as I do thorough cleansing when washing Yuna.
Yena patiently waiting for Yuna
They don't have a conditioner, but they have a herbal shampoo option, which I used it on Yuna for a second shampooing / conditioning after lightly washing her with a plain shampoo.
Blow drying without any heat
Herbal scent isn't overpowering at all, it smells very natural, but certainly you can bring your own leave-on conditioner that you can put on your dog after the bath.
After a bath
They don't have a brush for dogs, so you can always bring yours. By the way, they have little gluten-free treats at the payment machine, so you can take some after a bath for your dog being good :). Oh, they also accept credit cards, which was very convenient as we don't normally carry cash when we go out with Yuna and Yena XD.
I highly recommend Marymoor Off-Leash Dog Park if you have a dog or you are a dog lover :). It's indeed a dog wonderland <3