Entering a dog park "on leash" ?????
I learned something new this week... I think.
Trying to keep Kira somewhat socialized, I venture into a local dog park, specifically to meet a small group of friends with pups. I usually go "off-hours", because I really don't want to take any chances having her pinned again.
Anyway, I get to the park, and her friends are there. A 5 month Rottie, a 5 month lab, and a couple 4.5 month pits.... AND a 1 year old mix, that was minding his own business, playing fetch with its owner.
I enter the play area with Kira, and I was fiddling with her leash. The clasp was stuck,and I couldn't release her. The 1 year old dog, came over and pinned Kira INSTANTLY. Kira yelped, but got up, and wasn't overly fazed by it.
The owner was apologetic, and said that happened because Kira was leashed, and I should never enter the play area with her leashed. All was well a few minutes later, as all the dogs played nicely.
Is there any truth to the leash theory?