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    So we took Blue to a dog beach for the first time at the weekend . We went with our friends & their Boxer who Blue gets along great with. Blue really enjoyed herself, although, she does just seem to run off & not care about where we are, luckily the place isn't that big so we can always see her but she pays no attention to us at all, frustrating.

    And then a Jack Russell barked at Blue & she didn't react & then the dog snapped at her so Blue just went for the Jack Russell . We managed to pull them both apart from eachother. But people look at us as though Blue is the bad dog but if that Jack Russell didn't bark & snap at Blue in the first place for no reason then she wouldn't have done anything. She was fine with all the other dogs.

    Why do people always think the smaller dog is innocent? Or that just because of the breed Blue is means that she is in the wrong? Blue would never start a fight but if another dog does then she doesn't back down.

    Sorry for the rant but it annoyed me & my fiance.

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    I know how u feel!! When we took Boss to the dog beach for the first time, everyone looked at us weridly. I think they hadnt seen a blue heeler before.

    When we were bout to leave, Boss was back on his lead and OH was waiting for me. This collie started to playing with while he was on the lead. The owners were there watching and stuff. So OH let Boss of the lead and Boss jumped on their dog abit rough. The collie owner goes to us "oh that was abit rough" I said sorry. My OH didnt say anything. OH put Boss straight back on the lead.

    It was right for their dog to jump all over Boss but its not alright for Boss to do it to their dog.

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    I know, how frustrating is it?! I felt like saying if your dog doesn't like dogs then don't bring it to a dog beach!!

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    A couple of my kelpies preferred their own space, they didn't mind puppies jumping on them and they didn't mind dogs who just followed along with them but they weren't into rough play. I just think they were so used to other dogs that it wasn't of much interest to them.

    I used to have to say settle and I would just move off in another direction from the slightly crazy ones.

    Also lots of small dogs like to establish themselves as boss, because if they didn't they might end up squashed.

    My setter is quite tall and when she gets going she is all arms and legs and lots of SWFs often have a go at her because I think they can see she has potential for squashing them (for want of a better word). She's just learnt to ignore their typical little dog threats.

    Take my word for it its good to get you dog used to ignoring such stuff. No matter whether the other dog is technically in the wrong.

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    Considering the breed you own, I suggest you keep Blue on the lead.
    Things like that is what adds to the bad reputation. That JRT owner is gonna walk off saying 'A Pit Bull attacked my dog, they're all vicious.'
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    dont be fooled a JRT is a big dog in a little dog package!

    They are fearless and often pick the fights with much larger dogs!

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    I know. I own a Jack Russell.

    Except because of the circumstances of the Pit Bull/ Amstaff, they will always always always get the blame.
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    It is so worth having a bomb proof dog. One that simply doesn't react.

    JRTs are feisty little things, but its no use saying that when the proverbial hits the fan.

    Learning to read your dog and the others around you is also important and if in doubt get the heck out of there.

    I've turned up to the dog park, seen the dynamics of the group of dogs and gone "sorry not today guys" because the mix is not good.

    How many times I've returned the next day only to be told a fight broke isn't worth mentioning. People need to be watching their own dog and those around them. J
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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    It is so worth having a bomb proof dog. One that simply doesn't react.

    JRTs are feisty little things, but its no use saying that when the proverbial hits the fan.

    Learning to read your dog and the others around you is also important and if in doubt get the heck out of there.

    I've turned up to the dog park, seen the dynamics of the group of dogs and gone "sorry not today guys" because the mix is not good.
    No such thing as a bomb proof dog. No such thing as a bomb proof anything with a brain, heart and lungs.
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    True but you have to aspire to a bomb proof dog.

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