Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Your dog is still a puppy, and if you haven't done extensive training, then you shouldn't expect your pup to come right away. I don't ever like taking balls/frisbees/toys/food to dog parks because they can cause issues with other dogs, so I don't use them there. The dog park is for dogs to play, so by all means; if you're there and a dog comes, LET HIM PLAY! He's young, so it's really important to socialize him now so that he'll always be accepting of other dogs. Of course, once he gets older, and if you put more training in, it should be expected of him to come when called and listen, whether you have a ball or not.
Why do you only let him play with a dog once a month for 10 minutes?