|10-23-2013 09:38 PM|
Small world Harbud! Im in Ancaster area!
Took him to hermitage trails, took off after a group of deers. Came back after 5 minutes after me yelling atbthe top of my lungs. He came back looking like scar face. Two 3" scraps around his eyew and the top of his muzzle.. missing hair. Must have blindly ran into something. 2nd time he has done this..
His recall is 90% spot on, i need to work on this bigtime.. i was almost in tears and thinking the worst
Squirrels usually just climb trees.. lol
|10-20-2013 11:31 AM|
Love the Cliff Notes, and a great point. Majority good experiences means he can handle a few crappy ones.
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|10-20-2013 02:49 AM|
|GSxOwner||Not for me...maybe it's the one's around here but they seem too dirty and crowded. A lot of the people I met were rather rude too! But that may have been the area haha. One thing I wanted to say is be very careful with what your dog picks up- I would never let my dog play with anything from the dog park because some sicko around here is soaking tennis balls in anti-freeze and bits of meat and leaving them in dog parks. It would take seconds for a dog to scarf a meatball of anti-freeze. It's just too big of a risk for me where I am.|
|10-19-2013 05:42 PM|
I dont think id take my dog if he was 5-8 months to a dog park.. Iv seen some owners bring theirs, and it looks scary / intimidating for them.. even if the bigger dog just wants to sniff.
|10-19-2013 04:29 PM|
I haven't had the best experiences at dog parks. My oldest dog is aloof and has no desire to play with other dogs. For some reason he draws dogs to him. They run at him at full speed and roll him as their owners laugh. I don't find it funny. He has some issues with his legs.
We took Riley a few times when he was still small to the small dog park area. There were not any problems with the small dogs, but he didn't care for it. Then one day a couple brought their lunging snarling pit in the small dog area on leash letting him lunge at dogs. We left. I have no idea why people do such idiot things.
The last time I took Riley he was about 8 months old. We did not go in the off leash area. Just walked around in the field outside. There was a pretty bad dog fight in the off leash area that day. I haven't been back. Our dog park seems to attract clueless dog owners.
|10-19-2013 04:09 PM|
|10-19-2013 03:50 PM|
Caved in today... ozmo whinned, and whinned this morning... i didnt feel up for a hike, like weve done the past week. (3 miles) in the bush..every freakn day... wife is cranky, and my 9 year olds minecrafting it out on xbox.
He was playing with a female 2yr old ridgeline/pitt mix for 1 /12 hours straight.. chasing eachother, playful wrestlng.. so great to watch him have fun.
Overall , i know hes a kind gentle soul that doesnt instigate or look for trouble. Hes playful in general.
I acted real quick, and had to seperate him when an older golden retriever was giving him a hard time.. the other dog was snarling and barkng at ozmo, getting in his face... ozmo didnt like it and pounced/lunged at him bearng his teeth and standing his ground.. this was after the owner of that dog was talking about a "irreponsible owner" letting her dogs attack and mount his.. !! Lol
As we were leaving, there was an older lady with a rott/doberman mix.. big dog. He went up to oz and starting snarling, getting in his face.. while my dog stood there.. i got right in there, grabbed the ****er by the collar and told him to get lost.. oz just turned away..
Overall, hes pooped.. he doesnt get this kind of exercise on walks.. atleast i know i havent lost any weight!!! Hahah....
Im going to continue pickng who he hangs out with, and be more observant of body language..
Cliff notes:Played friendly with 10 different dogs, ran into two ******* dogs!
|10-18-2013 01:52 AM|
I take mine to the dog park daily. She is 7 months old and loves it. I walk her 2 miles to it, then let her play 1-2 hours, then we walk home. The park I go to has mostly regulars so I have gotten to know everyone's dogs and their behaviors, so has my pup. It's mostly a positive experience except once in awhile an owner will try taking their 3 year old intact pit bull who has never been to a dog park inside, etc. Everyone monitors the dogs and if one is out of line we ask them to leave or we all leave.
I took her to another park once though and she was bit by a pit bull that ripped her lip open about a 1/4 inch. (Not blaming pits btw) Luckily the guy was semi responsible about it, gave me his number and offered to pay any vet or medication fee, but it did seem like he knew his dog was aggressive. Fortunately it didn't phase her and she still thinks the dog park is the best place to be!
|10-17-2013 05:54 PM|
I did not have Cutter neutered until 3.5 years old due to Schutzhund training and breeding, I got him from Germany and his pedigree for 5 generations was Sch. 2 & 3. He got into fights with 140 lb. Mastiffs which he put down as he did with most of his confrontations. Once fixed the other dogs just left him alone, he's still an alpha but the other dogs have no reason to target him.
|10-16-2013 11:25 AM|
We complain about internet experts here.....well get a bunch of them together face to face IRL and watch the sparks fly!
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