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    I guess the socialising process works both ways, even in a dog park!

    Dogs, muzzled or not, probably should be encouraged (if possible) not to rough-house with children much the same as we'd encourage our kids not to poke or hit dogs with a stick.

    For whatever reason, my youngest dog despises children and will growl and bark at any child that approaches it. Because of that I make sure the dog is under control, verbally or physically, especially when I see smaller children about. It's not the child's fault that my dog is snappy, it's mine.

    My other Miniature Pinscher on the other hand is gentle and I am happy to let her off-leash with children about ... Getting her back on-leash is another story though!

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    Thanks for the replys these muzzles are just black so just a precaution? I will still leave as I do when too many dogs come or the really overactive ones so kids and dogs can be 'safe'
    We havent had any issues with big dogs only the little ones! typical!
    I think going has been great all round as we (me included) are all having fun and learning.
    Its nice to socialise with other dog people and see what advice and whatnot they have.
    What pisses me off the most is the snobby ones who dont talk (thats fine) keep to themselves (fine again) but happily watch their dogs poo all over the park and not pick it up (not fine) this is one of the reasons the park may be shut down as it is also used for sport!
    Idiots wrecking it all for everyone.

    How is a dog recognised as being "aggressive"? (slightly stupid question)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERINAH View Post
    How is a dog recognised as being "aggressive"? (slightly stupid question)
    I think there is "aggressive" and then "anti-social".

    Once my younger dog is around a child for a period of time he warms up to them. I wouldn't say he is aggressive because he is happy, playful and confident at home ... but he is a little anti-social when i comes to meeting stranger children for the first time.

    [Yup, he's the small, athletic, barky dog you see at the park.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERINAH View Post
    How is a dog recognised as being "aggressive"? (slightly stupid question)
    I think there is "aggressive" and then "anti-social".

    Once my younger dog is around a child for a period of time he warms up to them. I wouldn't say he is aggressive because he is happy, playful and confident at home ... but he is a little anti-social when i comes to meeting unfamiliar children for the first time.

    [Yup, he's the small, athletic, barky dog you see at the park.]

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    A dog declared dangerous is declared so by the council - usually after a dog or person attack

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    Are you sure the dogs arnt just wearing a head halti? Many people confuse them with muzzles. I am saying this because it seams odd that someone walks into a dog park with a dog wearing a muzzle, then takes the muzzle off the dog. seems a bit backwards.

    At my local dog park there have been 2 big dogs that came in muzzled but are let off lead and muzzle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    Are you sure the dogs arnt just wearing a head halti? Many people confuse them with muzzles. I am saying this because it seams odd that someone walks into a dog park with a dog wearing a muzzle, then takes the muzzle off the dog. seems a bit backwards.
    Yeah, i agree.
    Which dog park is it Erinah?

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    Yeah feeling a little foolish and thinking perhaps a head halti collar, will try and take better notice next time. Didnt even think of that till today!
    The park is on Oaklands road in SA there is another one walking distance from my house but isnt as well fenced.

    Dogs are defenetly bigger than Occy discribed but have that sort of look perhaps mastif xs I think one is brindle with white patches on feet and chest.

    After all of this I will probabaly never see them again!

    Off topic again but there was the most beautiful dog at the park the other day his head was pure collie looking but from the neck down he looked like a spitz (i think) pure white with curling up tail.
    Can you get white collies? (I am talking lassie dog in case I have the breed mixed up)

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    You can get white collies but its a serious fault. Last one I met was also born with no eyes.

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    Was the collie looking dog taller than a normal collie?

    Borzoi get mistaken for Collie types. Their tails are supposed to hang downwards but sometimes they can curl up. They are often mostly white.

    Have a look in my albums, you'll see my girl Sonya who is white and cream. She sometimes does a spitz thing with her tail - especially meeting new dogs.

    Or Google them.

    Edit - don't bother with my album, I just looked and she only has baby pics! Eeek! Time for an update soon methinks.... Stick with google....
    http://images.google.com.au/images?g...mages&aq=f&oq=

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