|10-24-2014 04:30 PM|
|10-24-2014 12:34 PM|
|scarfish||if you love your dogs, don't take them to dog parks! sorry to dog park lovers!|
|10-24-2014 12:21 PM|
|10-24-2014 06:14 AM|
|JoeyG||Too much trouble with people that don't know about dogs and dogs with issues. We get more out of being outdoors doing something we both enjoy.|
|10-24-2014 04:22 AM|
I don't know what I would do without mine.
But there are a few "problem dogs" that have toy/food aggression issues, or are extreme bullies (rolling my dog and being extremely dominant/aggressive). Th
In this case, I just take my dog away to a different part of the dog park and do obedience exercises with her.
You really have to keep your eyes on your dog at all times if there are strange dogs around.
|10-22-2014 11:59 PM|
|volcano||I went to the dog park last month and someone stole Apaches leash??? I went back the next week and a sheepdog who is a regular there kept herding and humping. Its no big deal and swell be back. But If the sheepdog singles her out then we have to go to the small dog area.|
|10-22-2014 11:06 PM|
|10-22-2014 10:56 PM|
|10-22-2014 10:45 PM|
i think some breeds/types of dogs really do love going to the dog park like their owners do
but what i noticed in my gsd and others is that they only like going because they get to do something outdoors with yOU, they would be just as happy if not more like everyone says doing it anywhere else. I noticed a lot of gsds as they get older start to demand respect from other dogs specially when comming into the park and all the walmart greeters are blocking the gate.
Its cute how some dogs have a lot of fun at the park but scary how some dogs are on edge about to tear up another. Also scary how clueless owners are. I saw 2 dogs locked in eye contact the owners thought they were flirting.
|10-22-2014 10:19 PM|
I agree that you should listen to your trainer -- he is spot on about dog parks in my experience, and while some people and dogs have pleasant experiences with dog parks, I think the possible advantages of a dog park (novel "field trip" with the dog? wearing the dog out off-leash? meeting other dog people?) are far outweighed by the very real chance of a variety of problems.
You mentioned that you may enjoy dog parks more than your dog does, and it's possible there are other activities that you might both enjoy that involve fewer variables than dog parks. In our area, leashed dogs are welcome in outdoor areas at certain breweries, wineries, orchards, and restaurants. You and the dog both get a change of scenery and time together, without dealing with a chaotic environment.
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