|07-12-2014 12:24 AM|
|07-11-2014 09:09 PM|
What might have happened is that dog had a relationship with the one your dog was playing with and he saw a dog being a danger to his buddy and came in to cream him. Especially when he already saw your dog as a target from the get go.
The nervier reactive ones will a lot of times go for a sucker punch from behind and that's really the worst kind of crap to make a dog dog aggressive because they're just minding their own business when they get sucker punched from behind out of nowhere for seemingly no reason.
It's tough to find good random dog socialization places. It's done here because we have referees going after the misbehaving ones and even edgy dogs once they figure out that we don't take their crap learn to make friends play nice and usually socialize and get over their issues.
Do it somewhere where a trainer or two isn't making sure people get trained right and aren't busy looking at Facebook on their iPhones and you could be sending your dog off to become a dog aggressive hoodlum. They can turn into little cliquey gang banger thugs if you just let them do their own thing without intervention. If you had a stable group eventually they settle things on their own and an order is created but take a dog out or add new ones in like what happens at a daycare or dog park and that order never gets established and you've got a constantly varying recipe for a dog fight.
|07-11-2014 08:19 PM|
|07-11-2014 04:13 PM|
|llombardo||I've been going to one I just found that has a lake for them to swim. I'm not there for my dogs to make friends, just the exercise. My oldest golden was attacked when he was a puppy, so I'm very careful and watch everything. So far I've brought both my goldens and today I brought Robyn, my female GSD. There was 4 other dogs there. Before I went by the water I stayed in the dry area and watched all interactions through the fence. After 10 minutes we went in and she spent an hour swimming. She did play with the other dogs very well, the other owners watched like me. Some people brought in a small yapping dog, but Robyn obeyed very nicely and didn't bother with that dog. Robyn's temperament was praised highly by the others. Then another shepherd that is a resource guarded showed up. I've seen this dog before, so I know she is bad news. We left, I did not want my dog near that dog. Others left too because of this dog, she just doesn't belong there. It's important to have a strong recall and to watch how they interact with each other, if there is anything that looks like trouble get out of there and watch for that dog in the future.|
|07-11-2014 03:07 PM|
|07-11-2014 02:53 PM|
|Athena'sMom||My dogs are obedient, and friendly with other dogs but I always AVOID dog parks!!! One aggressive dog can spoil the whole experience. The worst thing that can happen is a small aggressive dog go after my big male and boom my dog seriously hurts or worse kills that dog. Then as the German shepherd owner I am liable even if my dog did not start it. German shepherd thrive on human companionship not dog companionship. My dogs are happiest when I spend quality time with them. Teach strong recall and find a big open field and have a blast!|
|07-11-2014 02:14 PM|
OP-How about a long lead at a park or a local school since it's summer? We have a school down the road and it has football fields, baseball fields and soccer fields. Titan is good off lead and there aren't usually people there so we go there often to let loose.
Do you have friendsd with dogs that you can invite over for puppy play dates? Maybe create a kind of rotating schedule at different places and parks.
ALSO, understand the territory you stepped into with this subject... try not to take offense with people's accusations or opinons. The "dog park" topic is a hot one here and will stir up a lot.
The ONLY part I think you could have done differently is not go in when you saw the aggressive dog.. go with your gut instinct every time.. if you walk up and it doesn't feeel right, you don't like what other dogs are doing then leave and come back.
|07-11-2014 02:01 PM|
|07-11-2014 01:53 PM|
|07-11-2014 01:53 PM|
LOL this ^
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