Ok so I apologize for this rant... but am I the only person who thinks that a huge number of dog owners don't care enough about their dog's social lives?
Lily and I are lucky to live right by Hamstead Heath and we take Tails there every day, either to run in the forest or go to the little 'dog park' area. Tails has made a few friends there and meeting and playing with other dogs is the highlight of his day.
I can't help feel though that so many people just don't think it's important for their dogs to spend time making friends and playing. So many people would rather walk laps of the park with the dog following behind then spend a couple of minutes letting the dogs play together. Maybe this is the cold 'London culture'? Tails is always so sad that his friends can only ever spend 10 seconds hanging out with him before they have to walk off with their owners. I know some people have to go to work and can only spend a few minutes in the park in the morning but... I just think letting dogs play together is such a worthy activity.
Sorry, rant over. This has been bugging me for a few weeks now and I had to get it off my chest!