No I still believe strongly the problem was poorly trained dogs and irresponsible dog owners. I will throw myself in with the lot of irresponsible dog owners for bringing my young and uncoordinated puppy into a dog park though. I understand you’re a big dog park proponent and have argued with others on here about the value of dog parks so I’m not going to be changing your mind here. However, here are some mistakes I believe I madebut I am concerned still about your perspective of the whole thing....the problem was not the dogs!
1) smacking the other dogs faces away. That was unnecessary, they are animals after all with no sense of what they’re doing.
2) grabbing at the other dogs collar. Although, in this situation with my dog pinned down and being unsure if he was being bitten or not, I’m not sure what the alternative is.
3) bringing my puppy there in the first place
You say that bringing a ball to play into the dog park was a mistake. I don’t know if I agree with this statement. Well trained dogs should be able to play co-fetch without pinning other dogs down and snarling at them. Besides, I don’t believe that this situation had anything to do with the ball. It was more of a predator-prey situation in which the husky saw a chance to dominate a younger pup. This would have happened regardless of whether the ball was present in this situation or not, IMO.
I think the one thing you and I could agree on is that perhaps dog parks are valuable when your puppy is at an age where he/she is able to play with other dogs adequately. However, I would still say this is false because you have no idea what kind of dog someone will bring to a public dog park. Joining a club or making friends with other, more responsible owners is a much better choice