Originally Posted by Syaoransbear
Not all dog parks are bad. I've personally never been to a dog park so small that I experienced what you described. And it sounds like bad owners and bad advice are the main culprits, not dog parks.
Nearly every horror story I hear about dog parks are due to this. It's not the dogs. I think dog parks are a bad idea in general and not because of the dogs. People are stupid and I don't exclude myself from that statement.
I wouldn't take my dog to a dog park for anything. It's just a bad idea especially for a pup. I believe early socialization needs to be controlled, there is no control at a dog park.