Originally Posted by Blanketback
If someone tells you to let the dogs work it out (which I know happens all the time!) then you correct them, and tell them you DO NOT share their philosophy, and insist that they control their dog. Period. So many people bring dogs to the dog park that shouldn't be there, it's ridiculous. I stopped going because my vet told me that it was such an unhealthy environment, but before that I was getting into all sorts of disagreements with people and their snapping, humping, etc. dogs.
that's what i was looking for))))) i know it's not me, i can't be wrong in this case.
i've started staying in the corner by myself, unfortunately, before i knew any better, i already met every dog in the park so they will come over when they see me.
i now have no problem telling people to watch their dog but when i first got my boy - i did, i felt shy))))) also, i at some point didn't know any better and believed them when they said the "work it out" thing and i'm sure i messed up my boy, there were a few encounters that i'd never let happen today.