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05-27-2014 06:56 PM
Chip18 Sorry San Jose CA aka Silicon Valley, thought they were everywhere, just an "assumption' on part!

But in essence a place where people are at during the week and gone during the weekend.
05-27-2014 06:50 PM
lalachka What's a business park? Are dogs legally allowed there? I already found two spots just to be told I can't be there with a dog lol


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05-26-2014 12:37 PM
Chip18
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Do that stuff anywhere like where? I'm in a desperate need of a place like that and need some ideas.

I stopped going to the park a few weeks ago. Ours is not a dog park either, just a park, no fence and has unofficial off leash hours (late at night and early morning). I used to go around 11pm to 2 am and still a few dogs are there and my doggie had 2 fight with the same dog. No physical damage, just emotional. He regressed back to the way he was a year ago, all my work down the drain.
Started back up barking at people.

Anyway, so we walk the streets now for a few hours but that's not nearly enough for him. I'm torn, he needs to be able to run but I can't stress him out like this. Seeing the fights was horrifying.

I find that if dogs are allowed off leash then other dogs will be there and then there's potential for a fight. I can't find a place where I can let him off leash and no dog comes there. I'm in NYC, space is an issue here.

How do people get around this? I know I'm not the only one with this problem.




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When I lived in San Jose we would go to business parks on weekends, no dogs and no people to speak of.
05-26-2014 12:05 PM
rena Im sad because my 10 year old male never acted like this. I believe first its because she is a female and second it is because of her experience when she was a puppy of those wretched dogs. Either way I am going to just walk her around and try to find other places where i can take her off leash.
05-25-2014 12:16 AM
Kahrg4 OP I took my GSD puppy to the DP from the time he could first go up until he turned about a year old. At that point he began to have issues with other dogs. He would become possessive over balls and would become overly protective of me.

Sadly, at the time he was 10 months old he was attacked by an Akita and ended up with 20+ staples, stitches, and drains holding his side together. There's even a thread on this forum about his attack. As a result, my formerly bratty puppy became a fearful one. I spent months working with him to help him overcome being reactive to other dogs.

We still go to the dog park, but only at odd hours when I can be sure the park is unoccupied. If another dog comes, we leave. It is both to protect my dog from possibly being attacked again, but also to protect him from suffering the lethal consequences should his fearful instincts at some point overwhelm his training and lead him to attack someone else's dog.

I would support others' suggestions to enroll in puppy classes or have organized play dates with dogs you know yours gets along with. There's no sense in putting yours and others' dogs at risk with the behavior your pup is currently displaying.

It's really disheartening when you're perfect lil puppy starts acting out, but the responsible road is to acknowledge the issue and take protective and preventative measures. I hope you stick around this forum. There's a lot of wonderfully helpful information on here and I've found the members to be very insightful and supportive. Seems you've just had a bit of a rough introduction.
05-24-2014 09:24 PM
lalachka Do that stuff anywhere like where? I'm in a desperate need of a place like that and need some ideas.

I stopped going to the park a few weeks ago. Ours is not a dog park either, just a park, no fence and has unofficial off leash hours (late at night and early morning). I used to go around 11pm to 2 am and still a few dogs are there and my doggie had 2 fight with the same dog. No physical damage, just emotional. He regressed back to the way he was a year ago, all my work down the drain.
Started back up barking at people.

Anyway, so we walk the streets now for a few hours but that's not nearly enough for him. I'm torn, he needs to be able to run but I can't stress him out like this. Seeing the fights was horrifying.

I find that if dogs are allowed off leash then other dogs will be there and then there's potential for a fight. I can't find a place where I can let him off leash and no dog comes there. I'm in NYC, space is an issue here.

How do people get around this? I know I'm not the only one with this problem.




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05-24-2014 06:57 PM
Cassidy's Mom
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Nope nothing to be gained. You can do that stuff anywhere. Away from badly behaved dogs and people with their heads in their phones.
You can do that stuff "anywhere" if you live in a place where there are lots of other options. Apparently you do, and good for you, but not everyone does. Fortunately, at the off leash parks we go to, the dogs tend not to be badly behaved and most people are engaging with their dogs instead of having their heads in their phones. Sorry if your experience is different.

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Of course I'm sure our views are different. I don't have a dog that looks like a gsd but has the temperament of a golden retriever....
Lol, obviously you've never met Halo! Where do you live, BTW? I guess your dog is a working line too?
05-24-2014 05:18 PM
simba405
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Yeah, nothing to be gained by all that. Except maybe fun, impulse control training, and engagement in a very distracting environment.
Nope nothing to be gained. You can do that stuff anywhere. Away from badly behaved dogs and people with their heads in their phones.

Of course I'm sure our views are different. I don't have a dog that looks like a gsd but has the temperament of a golden retriever....
05-24-2014 01:23 PM
Cassidy's Mom This is one of our "dog parks", it's about a mile and a half from our house - it's also open range for cattle during part of the year, hence the cows:





A small meet with a couple of GSD friends:


This is the furthest, about an hour away, on the coast in SF:



We've had some really fun GSD meets there



This place is about a half hour away, and where Cassidy, Dena, Keefer, and Halo all learned to swim. It's also the busiest park - one of the largest in the country, and according to Wikipedia there are over 500,000 canine visitors a year.





Oooh, found a video, it even features a German shepherd!


This is what my dogs like to do there:


Yeah, nothing to be gained by all that. Except maybe fun, impulse control training, and engagement in a very distracting environment.
05-24-2014 12:48 PM
Cassidy's Mom
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My definition of a dog park is where a bunch of dogs interact with each other. If you use it as a field to exercise your dogs then that's much different.
I'm not talking about fields to exercise your dogs, my point is that there aren't any of those around here. The parks we go to are officially designated as off leash areas where dogs can run free. How people choose to use the parks (play with your dog vs watching your dog play with other dogs) is beside the point. But not everyone has access to the great parks that we do, we are lucky in that regard. I'll post some pictures.
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