German Shepherds Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
198 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Ive been going to this dog park since my dog was 2 months old. He is now 8 months. He is a very friendly dog and plays with all the dogs that goes there and its the same dogs he sees since he was 2months. But there is one little English Springer Spaniel. This spaniel likes to play but she throws herself on the ground and lets all the other dogs grab her and pull on her and even drags her. Now that my dog is 88lbs and like 4x the size in height and weight my dogs each time he sees her he goes for her grabs her and drags her. Yes I go and get my dog scoll him and pull him away. He does what we say but sometimes its like harder than him he goes back. And back again we go. We bring our dog further down the park to change his ideas and play with the balls. But you see its not just our dog that drags her. 2 other does it too. Only mine and the other 2 does that. When I go get my dog im holding him beside me for him to calm down but next thing you know the spaniel comes running towards my dog to play again. Even if you hold him down she comes back and get him. I tell the owner that "its a dog park. The dogs all want to play but if your dog comes back after mine and the other 2 we cant do much for your spaniel" Also there is another big fluffy dog that mine and the other 2 does the same thing to it. Her also like to play and throw herself down on the ground and let the other dogs pull and grab and drag..

So I am just wondering if its my dog or the spaniel that has the problem. Oh, my dog when he was smaller the spaniel use to always run after my dog and and jump him and drag him too..but that didnt last too long as now its the opposite. I scoll my dog cause i feel bad for the spaniel while she likes it. BUt the owner evenually leaves with his dog..Once his dog is gone all is back to normal playing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,829 Posts
I'd be willing to say there's something so very wrong with the spaniel or which ever dog came up with the drag game! This has become a game that they all play, your dog when he was younger and the other big fluffy dog. You need to work with the other owners to stop it before one of the smaller dogs gets hurt.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
198 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
What's odd is that we tell the owner to get his spaniel and do something so it doesnt throw itself on the ground but he just stays there and expects us to pull our dog each time away from his thats down. I dont find it funny anymore but he doesnt seem to understand so evenually he leaves or I do so my GS doesnt develop bad habits
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,277 Posts
Personally I think all the dogs and all the owners involved in this little game need to assume responsibility for each dogs actions and come together with a plan to keep the dogs from doing this and with that everyone can enjoy the park.


Perhaps you could all agree with spaniel owner that if she/he can't catch the dog before you can that you may intervene and block spaniel? I'm sure something could be worked out between everybody.

Of course all owners have to be willing and that can be more of a challange than dealing with the dogs!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,028 Posts
I'd see this as a great opportunity to teach your dog the LEAVE IT command.
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
I'd teach your dog leave it alright but I'd probably do that before I took the dog back to that park. Either that or find another park. This is a calamity just waiting to happen as it is now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
198 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
You're all right but that is what I am doing. I tell my dog NO and bring him further and he goes on his way to play. It's just when the spaniel comes around him. He then looks and I say " no, here" and he stays. He listens well. Takes just that fraction of a second that your eyes are not on your dog and he goes. Then I go and say Major NO come here and he comes. He's only 8 months. But like you've mentioned ALL owners have to do it and not just me. My dog is like a big teddy bear just full of playfulness and so are all the other dogs. He does listen well. Also, to separate dogs especially mine at 88lbs that is pulling the other way is not easy on the fingers with a choker. How my dog listens comparing to some dogs in that park trust me he's a good puppy. He is in training every minute when I am there and he does what we say. But he's a pup and needs to have his break form us too. The park is like his treat. I think now when I am walking towards the park and see if that dog is there i will continue to walk and not go in. The spaniel owner doesnt always go so for my dog not to get bad habits he wont go when the spaniel is there. Just i feel he's like punish for someone that doesnt want to teach there dog to get up and not lay there and become the rag. He can at least stand beside her or walk with her while the other dogs are all playing. Like that the other dogs will see she can walk and play standing up..
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top