I would like to offer my experience with what you describe.
I would suggest that you search ALL my prior threads, and look at some of the issues I had with a timid puppy around other dogs. I received some sound advice, and learned quite a bit.
However, I will say that you should 100% AVOID the dog park with your dog. The other dogs WILL get a read on your dogs fear, and could possibly attract unwanted negative attention.
Your dog needs a PUPPY of equal temperament to play with. Find someone to give you some one on one play time, and gradually build his confidence.
My dog has been a six month project for me. she was attacked by an off leash German shepherd at 3 months, and has since become very leery of larger dogs. Only in the past month, have I begun to see a dog that's come out of her shell and doesn't seems too concerned about larger dogs. But it took months of careful planning, and socializing to get her comfortable around dogs.
I know her limits, and I respect them. I keep her away from situations that could result in something negative.
Dog parks are very inviting. We all want to be part of them, because we think they're where it at, but every visit to the dog park, is like playing a game of Russian Roulette. It could explode in your face in the blink of an eye.
Last edited by Anthony8858; 05-06-2012 at 09:11 PM.