(Closed) Opinion, Please

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
3107 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@OkieHeart:  that dog actually sounds like mine. Know what? I stopped taking him to the dog park. That is not appropriate dog park behavior. That said, if your dog doesn’t engage her then I wouldn’t worry about it too much. 

Post # 4
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@mamadingdong:  That’s great that you did that. I think owners need to be aware of their dogs behavior and how it could potentially endanger other dogs or dog owners. Unfortunately, some people aren’t so courteous!

OP, if your dog seems to have learned not to go near her or her “things” then he’ll be fine. But you’re right that maybe the dog park isn’t a good fit for this dog…

Post # 5
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

It is a dog owner’s responsibility to manage their dog’s behavior, particularly at a dog park where there are so many other dogs. It really bothers me when owners don’t actively step in when they see issues arise like this; just because a dog hasn’t gotten physically violent (yet) doesn’t mean that they should just be able to act however they want. It wouldn’t be a huge deal, I suppose, if it was just one tennis ball, or one ball, but since it sounds like she is displaying this behavior over a lot of the toys there, and the water bowl, that concerns me. The owner really should be stepping in to let her know “hey, that isn’t okay, you need to share with these other dogs.” Particularly the water. If he can’t do that, or if the dog isn’t able to handle it, then the dog park definitely isn’t the place for her, at least until she gets that behavior under control. 

Not sure, really, what you can do at this point, but that sucks 🙁 I’m sorry. 

Post # 6
3051 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Is there any way to go when the other dog isn’t there?

personally yes as soon as a dog is growling & baring its teeth at my dog, I would be up in arms. But other than taking your dog when the other one isn’t there, I don’t see much you can do if no one else sees a problem (which is stupid to me, the dog obviously IS aggressive even if it hasn’t bit YET)

Post # 7
1398 posts
Bumble bee

I almost punched a “B” at the dog park once.  Her butt was sitting on a bench in the front of the park.  Her dog was very aggressive and probably intact.  It pinned my puppy down several times.  Luckily a man with a pit bull walked past and this mean dog took off after them.  A few minutes later I hear the man yelling.  He leaves.

Mean dog goes to the front of the park and my puppy and I make friends with another woman and her dog.  Mean dog comes back and terrorizes us.  I yell that someone needs to get this dog.  

The woman gets off the bench and saunters over saying that is how dogs play and if my dog can’t handle it, I need to go to the small dog section.  I asked how she knew it was just play since her ass was sitting on a bench no where NEAR us.  I said that I know how dogs play and that was not play – her dog was aggressive.  Seriously, it charged a pit bull and made the pit bull leave.  More words. Finally this mean dog leaves.

I asked the woman I made friends with if I was being too sensitive.  She agreed with me.  Long story short, people can be assholes at the dog park.  Unfortantely, I have not been back since that incident.

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