|04-04-2014 11:19 AM|
|David Winners||LOL... one book at a time|
|04-04-2014 10:36 AM|
This is always the case at dog parks..it is fine until one irresponsible person shows up.
There are plenty of ways to socialize your dog without letting them off lead surrounded by other strange dogs off lead. Check out meetup.com and look for dog walking groups in your area. There are even people who have dog playdates at their homes. You can ask questions about the other dogs ahead of time , and the groups are usually small.
|04-04-2014 10:09 AM|
I do believe, some one could write a book along the lines of "How to Socialize a Dog without a Dog Park", subtitle "and have fun, exercise and train your pup too!"
|04-04-2014 08:40 AM|
There are better places to socialize a puppy IMO. You pup should be socializing with other pups of the same age and similar temperaments. Hopefully this bad experience hasn't caused a setback in her socialization.
A pup doesn't really need that much room to run at that age anyway. Get a long line and let your pup romp around on that and/or work on training.
|04-04-2014 03:42 AM|
|my boy diesel||
you don't need a dog park to wear the puppy out so she can sleep!
|04-04-2014 02:33 AM|
Long line + harness + treat bag = no need for a dog park.
Use your dog's energy to teach them something instead of wasting it on building bad behavior.
|04-04-2014 12:35 AM|
|LeoRose||Our dog park has a few rules, including pick up after your dog, no in-season bitches, use the appropriate dog run (under 30# or over 30#), no children under 11 in the dog runs, no food (dog or human) in the runs, and only one dog per adult over age 18. I took Ilka once on a weekend. When the woman with her dog, her dad's dog (who was leaving little bits of runny poop everywhere), AND her three year old kid broke out the dog treats, we left, and I've never gone when there have been other people there again.|
|04-03-2014 10:15 PM|
Pretty much as simple as that:
More info there.
Plus your puppy should not be anywhere near other dogs for at least two weeks after his last puppy shot!
|04-03-2014 08:54 PM|
The owner knew the lab was aggressive because they stated it.
Now you understand why people stay away from dog parks..because other people do stupid things like bringing aggressive dogs (not to mention food!) to a dog park.
As someone else said, you can only control YOU. Complaining because someone else ruined the experience doesnt keep your pup safe.
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|04-03-2014 08:45 PM|
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