|04-19-2014 09:22 PM|
|wyoung2153||Thanks guys.. I figured it was just a play behavior.. but wasn't sure if it was RR specific or not. Like I said.. he wasn't AGGRESSIVE, it was just like he was the guy on the playground pushing girls of slides because that's how he plays haha. jk jk but just like he wanted Titan to play and Titan, who is super selective of those he actually plays with, was just like "dude, let me chase the frisbee." He didn't pay mind to him at all really until the one nip in his side, vs neck.|
|04-19-2014 10:42 AM|
|Nigel||Ranger would behave similarly to the RR. He wanted our other two gsds to play his game, not chase that stupid ball. Now that he understands fetch and enjoys it himself, we don't see that behavior as much.|
|04-19-2014 09:12 AM|
yeah, I agree with blanketback . This sounds like persistent pushing for play behaviour that he would be accustomed to at a dog park . That being wild zoomy chases , back and forth with each other.
Your dog's behaviour , for a dog park , was probably not typical (minding own business) . This "barking, tail wagging, then jumping back like 5 feet" is friendly play invitation.
|04-19-2014 08:58 AM|
|Blanketback||Lol Whitney, you're spoiled because you have a GSD! Whenever I've been to a dog park, or any place where dogs can run free in a group, there's only a tiny percentage that will recall. I don't think most 'regular' owners train like we do here anyway, so it's not surprising. I don't think the RR was rude, just an average dog wanting to play, and you can't blame the dog if it wasn't ever taught a recall. He sounds like a fun-loving dog, wishing Titan wasn't so obsessed with his toy, lol. I've seen that lots too, where a dog will run after other running dogs, for fun - without any interest in the toys the others might be chasing - and if they're not running, then the dogs loses interest in them.|
|04-19-2014 07:39 AM|
maybe the RR felt Titan was "tolerant" of his games and just wanted to be friends?
like a rough kid looking for another tough kid whom he felt comfortable with?
I am so glad it all ended peacefully.
sounds like you have a truly wonderful dog.
|04-19-2014 07:14 AM|
|sourdough44||I only went to a 'dog park' once, years ago with another guy and his dog. If I was to go again I think I'd go at a totally off time, like 20 minutes before official sunrise.|
|04-18-2014 09:46 PM|
|04-18-2014 09:35 PM|
|mego||Idk, Lara doesn't like being ignored, she thinks dogs are for playing (groan). when our neighbors dog tries to play fetch with its owner she used to try to get his attention too in the same way but I usually leashed her at that point or the other dog told her off and she backed off. *shrug* I'd just call it the other dog wanting to play with your dog because that's what most people do at the dog park, sit there and let their dog do whatever it wants with other dogs. The RR is probably not used to a dog there that doesn't want to play with it and got frustrated.|
|04-18-2014 09:28 PM|
OK i don't think it was a RR thing"? To me it's just a badly behaved dog thing! The owner clearly has no idea of what his dog does and no control over his dog!
His dog is basically a" dogfight" looking for a place to happen! When JQP comes in with his Dominant male/female (insert breed here) dog he can get the chance to try this:
Leerburg | How to Break Up a Dog Fight Without Getting Hurt!
|04-18-2014 09:16 PM|
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