|09-22-2013 11:51 AM|
pb make sure your dog does not get attacked again hes 9 months old many dogs wont fight back at that age. They start to fight back and get sick of being pushed around usually after 1 then after 2 they start to get VERY NASTY and hurt other dogs for very small reasons like a bad eye look IF they were pushed around as pups. You dont want your dog to be like that so make sure while hes this young you keep him away from other dogs. Once he starts to get defensive its hard to break him out of it.
I notice after the dog park after a while a lot of gsds just turn so bitchy
|09-19-2013 11:08 PM|
|katdog5911||Too many variables at a dog park... I used to take Stella to the dog park. But after she got bullied too many times when she was young, I finally figured out this was not a good place for her. We try to meet up with some dogs we know and that seems to be the best. of course the dog park was very convenient....just drop in and let the good times roll...Making plans takes a bit more effort but it is worth it. I have seen and heard too many bad stories about dog parks....they may work for some but not for us.|
|09-19-2013 04:32 PM|
|pbennett63||thank you all. very good, sensible advice.|
|09-19-2013 02:32 PM|
|mbussinger166||Another example of why you won't see me at the dog park. too many horror stories. I would be very careful.|
|09-19-2013 12:15 PM|
|Blanketback||I met someone at the dog park and our puppies played very well together, so what we did was exchange numbers and we'd meet up at times when we knew there'd be very few, if any, other dogs there. The 90% is ok, but that other 10% is going to cause a huge problem, I'd say. And as for him dodging you, that's another problem. But if you're chasing after him, I can't blame him for having some puppy fun with you|
|09-19-2013 12:08 PM|
If you search "dog park" on this site, you will find numerous threads that will show why they should be avoided. Members have reported attack after attack.
GSDs play rough. One reason why they are not good dog park candidates.
In addition, your dog is young, got attacked, and his recall is not good.
You say you watch him, but something terrible can happen in the blink of an eye, and you will not be able to even move fast enough to stop it.
Do yourself a favor and avoid the dog park. They were invented by people who know nothing about dogs.
|09-19-2013 10:58 AM|
I have a 9-month-old neutered GSD who loves other dogs. He was socialized from the start---dogs and people. He loves going to dog parks and 90% of the time is very even-tempered. He is never aggressive and never fights. The other day a dog attacked him and he did not fight back. The dog was a lab--he could have torn him up. He plays great when he is matched with a similar size dog with similar energy level and rough housing. But 10% of the time, he'll do this, and I don't understand why. He will be playing with his good match, then a dog comes into the park that he immediately becomes obsessed with. He is neutered......and he doesn't hump them, he just won't leave them alone--to the point the owners get VERY nervous. He also doesn't hurt them--doesn't bite at all. But it's like severely intense herding. I have to watch for this behavior and get it when it happens. There is another piece to this--when he's not in this "crazed" state, he will come to me. When this switch flips, I can call for him and he will NOT come. If I try to catch him, he will dodge me, intent on that dog. What is going on? I appreciate any advice you can give.