Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Manhattan, KS & Overland Park, KS
Different view on dog parks
so i know I most likely will get crucified for this but over the last couple of months or so I have taken Rollo to the dog park 5 minutes from my house often! I sorta now agress with Tim, in the idea that stuff can happen but its not too likely, and Rollo has had nothing but good experiences there. Now this dog park is different than most of the other dog parks I've been too in that people are awesome and every one is super on top of watching their dogs, and I've even met 5-10 GSD owners who compete in various dog sports now! The dog park also has an agility course and Rollo loves doing that.
I should also add tho, that I did not start going frequently until I felt Rollo was trained well enough to "leave it" and come back to me whenever I called him (even with all the dogs around) so that has definitely played a part...
LAST THING: I do still get why some people are hesistant still, the ONE AND ONLY problem I've had was a couple of weeks ago Rollo was playing with around 5 other dogs in the park, and a lady walked in with a bully breed (have nothing against them) and he started going at Rollo agressively, the lady looks at me and goes "sorry he does not like GSDs" and so then I responded "well you can't bring your dog in here if its not friendly with everyone"...she ignored me and moved her dog to the other side of that park...Well as you would guess, it lunged at Rollo one more time and i'm a large guy (6'8 250lbs lol) so I sprinted at the dog and screamed as loud as I could "NOOOOO! Get the heck away from my dog!"...that seemed to do the trick as the pit put its tail between its legs and wimped away. Another owner at the park that day told me that that same dog has attacked a dog at another park, so before leaving I told the lady "that if I ever saw her dog again at the park I would call the police") as that certain breed of dog is banned in Leawood/Overland Park.
other than that tho lol all good!
Rollo: Viking & 1st ruler of Normandy | D.O.B. | 11-27-2017
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Last edited by dogma13; 10-01-2018 at 04:12 PM.
Reason: Swearing + inflammatory statement