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04-04-2014 10:19 AM
David Winners LOL... one book at a time
04-04-2014 09:36 AM
Oisin's Aoire This is always the case at dog 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 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 09:09 AM
Gwenhwyfair 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!"

Originally Posted by David Winners View Post
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.


David Winners
04-04-2014 07:40 AM
blackshep 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 02:42 AM
my boy diesel you don't need a dog park to wear the puppy out so she can sleep!
train her!
04-04-2014 01:33 AM
David Winners 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.


David Winners
04-03-2014 11:35 PM
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 09:15 PM
Originally Posted by KHLOE View Post
Why bring your aggressive dog to the dog park any ways? I wouldn't even take that chance. How sad if someone would have gotten hurt!
Because some people are clueless morons and would just as soon use other folks dogs as chew toys then go threw the hassle of being responsible guardians!

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 07:54 PM
belladonnalily 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 07:45 PM
Originally Posted by KHLOE View Post
Yes I defiantly left after the dog attacked my dog and Sorry she is 4 months all shots have been done and she is Spayed as well. We were on our way out but it is kind of hard to get my dog away from food so I had to wait for her to sit still so I could grab her it all happened pretty fast really. I only go to the dog park about 7:30 at night there are less dogs and it is easier to monitor I mostly go to teach her to play catch and work on off leash recalls and stuff like that so I can become confident enough to do it outside in the real world at which time I will stop going to do parks all together.

Just wanted to share my outrage with these people enjoying a dog park dinner with their aggressive dog and having the nerve to ask me to keep my dog away as if she was the problem!!
Some people are rude, unfortunately you cant change them. The best advice I can give you is to get to know the regulars at the dog park and their dogs. Be on the lookout for unknown dogs coming in and keep your dog away and/or prepare to leave preferably before they get in. if you cant train at the dog park that day use a long line and work on stays, sits and heeling.
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