so, starting a new thread,
here's what i said
I agree!!!! So the responsible thing to do is to not let your dogs hump or dominate any other dogs. You'd be surprised how many people don't agree to that.
They think that dogs should 'work it out', 'that's what they do in the wild'. I just stay away now, I don't have the desire to argue about this anymore.
OK, but the problem is *most people can not read dog-body language, fast enough, if at all.....I highly recommend reading The book "How to Speak Dog" by Coren. I think you make a lot of assumptions and seem to think you understand dog language when I've seen quite a few posts where you aren't as knowledgeable, but vehemently defend your stance. The book is a great read, shows how every little nuance in a dog's body language means something to another dog, etc....I do not know a single professional handler/trainer who would EVER take their dog to a dog park, or even let their dog's run off leash with other friend's dogs, and they know how to read dog body language better than a huge majority of the dog owners out there.
please tell me where said anything except the fact that dog owners shouldn't let their dogs dominate other dogs whether it's by humping or standing over them while the other dog is laying down.
do you not agree? owners SHOULD let their dogs do that?
who's talking about their ability to read dog body language? you see your dog hump - you stop him and don't say that "they should work it out".
as far as trainers not taking their dogs to the park, most of them (if not all) have places they can take their dogs or have a yard. i don't have either, for me it's either a park (again, not a dog park) or no exercise.