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07-07-2014 04:38 PM
misslesleedavis1 Yes, well..they do. Its sort of a ego power trip, look at me and my tough dog that will f up your dog!
07-07-2014 04:09 PM
lalachka Do people really do that? and there's nothing that can be done about it?
07-07-2014 03:35 PM
JJSMargo Unfortunately, common sense is not common anymore. I found out that a lot of dog owners, especially of large guarding type of breeds go on a power trip with how "great" their dog is tearing up a smaller animal, or a pup. Most owners and understandably so, do not intervene into a dog fight. I had to several times, though will never forget the true feel of a bite without a bite sleeve, but folks learned their lesson, as well as their dogs did too, and I also have no problem calling 911, the least expected thing, wiped a lot of smiles off the "proud" dog owners faces. I also noticed the same phenomena when I visited some dog training classes, before I found our trainer. A lot of "trainees" would be happy with their dog being super aggressive and trying to attack. I was super quiet on the bench, but used to say very sternly "You know what happens if your dog goes after me or my..." Direct stare worked magic. I find it shameful that people knowing that their dog has issues with aggression will purposefully go to a dog park to look for someone to attack. After all, the victim can sue and your dog can be put down! I have 3 GSDs, they have their circle of friends where newcomers are not welcomed, so every time I see a new dog, my are leashed, though they are trained and titled, dog is a dog!
07-07-2014 03:15 PM
misslesleedavis1 The doodle layed on the ground and ignored all if our dogs while he was talking. Shock? Probably but ty went up and he gave a little wag and did not move.

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07-07-2014 02:19 PM
Chip18 Hope the guys dog is OK.

Sadly most likely, now he will be dealing with a dog reactive dog in the future? The really sad part is the dog parks are populated by the clueless and the stupid!

Some folks "know" they have a problem dog and take them there anyway cause they just don't care!

Then you have the totally clueless, that have no idea that dogs can get into fights and get hurt at a dog??

Not to mention there is no shortage of ill temper and unstable owners.

This would not be of much use for most here but it would be nice if this information got around and into the hands of more new dog owners:

Three Dogs Who Shouldn’t Be at the Dog Park or Daycare | Robin Bennett

It would help.
07-07-2014 12:29 PM
jafo220 Dog parks are perfectly fine as long as the people using the park know their dogs and tend their dogs. The fore mentioned is the problem. Not the park. People not understanding cues and not watching their dogs.

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07-07-2014 10:52 AM
misslesleedavis1 Yep! RiverDan, the shwa crew, always entertaining at a long distance
Have you checked out brooklin dog park yet? End if cochrane by the air plane feild, we leash walk our dogs thru heber downs and it looks small but not shabby.
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07-07-2014 10:46 AM
RiverDan We stopped dog parks a long time ago. Too many invariable.
I know the dog park the topic starter is talking about. It's the worst one I've been to. I watched five dog fights happen in less than 30 minutes. The owners were terrible. I saw one guy pick up his dog and hit it after his dog started the fight. Terrible owners in the Oshawa area. That was the first and last time I went there.

There is a very nice dog park in Pickering. The dogs and owners are very pleasant, and in control.
07-07-2014 10:30 AM
mdtider13
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lol we did not even make it to them, they sent thehead of the group across the soccer feild to tell us to leave...shiloh was not even off her leash when we were sent home hahahahaaa
Sheesh! Well it was probably best you guys left then. some people just seem to be instant experts on everyone else's dog. No need to go around looking for trouble.
07-07-2014 10:28 AM
Blanketback I like taking my dog places where he can run off leash and meet other dogs, but the dog park isn't one of them. I think the place attracts the wrong type of dog - at least, not the kind of dog I want to meet. I want to meet dogs that are under control, and are reliable off leash. IME, people like to bring badly behaved dogs to the dog park because it's a chance for them to run around, and they have the benefit of the fence to make sure their dogs don't take off (no recall, duh) not to mention they really don't care if they're aggressive or not. I've only met one sketchy dog at the river,and the owner quickly leashed his dog after the near-fight.
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