This sort of behaviour from ignorant selfish owners makes me really angry
Her dog should be trained and under control, how dare she let her dog loose
if it is aggressive.
Did you ask the owner to keep her dog on the lead as it is aggressive? ??
We have these kind of problems around here, for this reason I will not take my
dogs to popular walking places. It is easier for me because my three have
each other to play with. If you have an only dog, part of the fun should be
to mix and play with other dogs that is the reason to go to the park.
Do you think this is a one off problem with this person or has this sort of thing
happened before ? If this person is a regular in the park, I would be worried about letting Baxter of the lead.
It would be a good idea to make sure Baxter is trained to come when you call, this
is so important because you might see Baxter heading for a problem, you can stop him from potentially getting hurt.
Sorry to ramble.
Dog Park Etiquette
Dog parks are a privilege. Having one close by can be a great joy for pet owners - but keeping the park means following the rules! Rules for the park are typically posted at the entrance to the parks or in prominent locations. In addition to following the posted rules, remember to:
- Always keep dogs under control. Even when they are off-leash, they must respond to your voice commands.
- Carry a leash, even in off-leash parks. Keep it handy just in case you need to use it.
- Don't allow digging. Lots of dogs love to dig, but a public park is not the right place! Holes can trip up other people or pets and cause injury. If you see your dog digging, stop him and fill in the hole.
- Do not bring aggressive dogs to the park. It doesn't matter if they're people-aggressive or animal-aggressive... aggressive dogs do not belong at the dog park! There's simply too much interaction going on that can turn into trouble when an aggressive dog is present.
- Re-consider bringing intact dogs to the dog park. Other dogs react to intact dogs (dogs that haven't been spayed or neutered) in a different way. Aggression can result.
- Don't bring female dogs in heat. Enough said!
- Dog parks aren't appropriate for young puppies. A puppy's immune system isn't fully developed yet, and neither are their socialization skills.
- Only bring as many dogs as you can control. At one of our local dog parks there's a woman who brings eight dogs! The dogs run wild and jump at other dogs and people, and she struggles to control them, apologizing profusely to everyone as she tries to round them up. There's so much going on at a dog park that pet owners should only bring as many dogs as they can reasonably manage.
- Keep your dog within your sight. You should always be able to see your dog and what he's doing. Don't expect other pet owners to watch him for you.
- Make sure your pet is up-to-date on his shots. With so many other dogs in the same area you'll want to make sure your pet is protected.
- Leave immediately if your dog starts to behave aggressively at the park. Recall your dog right away, put him on leash, and calmly walk away.
- Leave toys at home. They can cause a dog's possessive or territorial instincts to kick in.
- Don't allow your dog to harass other pets (or people). Some dogs play more roughly than others, and people have different "comfort levels" with dogs. Even people with pets aren't always comfortable with strange dogs! If you see another dog or person is clearly uncomfortable with your dog's play, recall your dog and redirect his attention elsewhere.
- Always pick up after your dog. Even if the park rules don't explicitly say so, always clean up after your dog. If you see someone else has not, consider picking it up as well and disposing of it. Keeping the park clean is beneficial to everyone.
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