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|02-23-2014 10:48 AM|
Originally Posted by A girl and her dog View Post
Your dogs play with each other I assume, so why take them to a dog park?
|02-23-2014 10:37 AM|
Make sure your finger is taken care of.
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|02-22-2014 07:23 PM|
Originally Posted by Witz View Post
|02-22-2014 07:00 PM|
Originally Posted by witz View Post
|02-22-2014 04:36 PM|
I had something similiair happen a wolf hound ran up and snapped at my dog when she tried to get her ball and she ended up sending it to the ER.
Even when a couple of dogs attack some adult gsds i think owners are in denial of what their dogs are doing to the other dogs. You go for the other dogs and your dog is going to tear them up bad. Just control your own dog.
THe owners also called my dog a monster attack dog. People dont realize that some gsd's that can fight are the one of the worst most nasty fighters. It happens so fast and maybe its because gsd lash back and fourth so fast? BUt they cause so much damage in seconds.
|02-19-2014 09:09 PM|
Originally Posted by Witz View Post
I seem to be alone over there in believing that Boxers are serious dogs that can have some real issues! Yeah I'm that guy!
|02-19-2014 07:35 PM|
|BlairTheGSD||Well me and my pup are definitely staying away from the dog park. Very sorry for your bad experiences! It is too bad that something that started out as a fantastic socialization idea is ruined for the rest of us by irresponsible owners. Me and my pup are keeping to "safe socialization" with non-crazy people we know and their dogs...Good luck doing the same!|
|02-19-2014 03:35 PM|
It never ceases to amaze me how people think that their dogs need to interact with other dogs. If it is because they need exercise, there are other ways for them to get that. If it is to socialize, well just walking them by other dogs does the trick. Socialization does not require interaction. If you are going to introduce your dog to another dog it should be gradual and be on neutral ground and start by controlled walks. I have a dog that would never do well and it's not due to aggression, he would be fine if the others were neutral, but all it would take is one stink eye and game on. It just never would cross my mind to go to one, besides I like it when I am the center of his attention. It really pays off with his obedience.
Please spread the word, dog parks are a disaster waiting to happen, if the human needs the social time then make other arrangements.
|02-18-2014 11:13 PM|
I only needed to read the title and I was like "it's about a dog park.... it's got to be about a dog park..... *click* hey, it's about a dog park"
I must be psychic or something
|02-18-2014 10:38 PM|
|A girl and her dog||
This is the kind of thing I'm afraid of at a DP. I have a Chi and a GSDmix pup, 10wks. I want to take them when it's safe for the pup vaccine wise. I plan to take them during the day when there's likely less activity. I will not let either off leash unless we are alone. Our nearest park has a small dog area and a large dog area. For now, they'll both go in the small dog area.
I've never owned that falls into the "aggressive" profile. I don't think GSD's are aggressive though. My Chi is far more aggressive than a large so-called bully breed. So, as the owner of a dog that others may see as dangerous, I want it to be my job to keep him safe from others' judgments and assumptions. I know they'll assume! I used to! Nonny won't be off-leash unless we're alone. The exception to that would be if I'd conversed with the other dog owner and they're okay with our dogs playing while supervised.
My goals for the DP are good running exercise, socialization (ON leash), and off-leash training. I want them to both be reliable in distracting situations, and I want their recall to be as reliable as I can get it.
I don't want to bring them to play with other dogs.
As for that coffee throwing lady- too bad she wasted her coffee. She got off light with you. Yes, she was in the wrong. Completely. Even a novice like me knows not to go off leash with strange dogs around. It's just not worth it. Someone will get hurt. Sounds like she thought she owned the park.
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