Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 55

Thread: Another Dog Park Question.. :p

  1. #11

    Default

    There was an aggressive dog at the park a few weeks back when I met with some people from my dog club and it actually pinned one of our dogs down and started growling at her (not my dog a lovely BT named Scarlett) Scarletts Dad pulled the other dog off and I yelled out to the owner (who was sitting on a park bench on the other side of the park) to come and get his dog, he completely ignored me!!! Didn't move a muscle. So everytime his dog came anywhere near ours I yelled and stomped at it to shoo it off I wasn't having it anywhere around us. Owners like that annoy me!

    If you have to threaten with reporting to the council if they don't leave them try to get rego details off the dog and DO report them.

  2. #12

    Default

    I hope it is alright to ask another dog park question here rather than start up a new one?

    I have two dogs and going to the dog park and meeting up with regulars is the only time my dogs are off leash.This man has started to come with his small son about 18 months old I would think anyway he lets the boys go wherever he likes quite a distance from his Dad.My rescue dog is quite clumsy and sometime jumps and I am training with the help of the regulars how he should act.The first time they came to the park we had been there a while and just left.This week they were there earlier and we just went home without going in.

    I know my dog is at fault but how on earth is he going to learn if I can't let him off the leash with people that know what he is like.I really feel it is unfair as I thought it was one place where there are no young children to knock over.The boys dad does not seemed worried but sometimes there are a lot of big dogs running around and I would hate myself if one of my dogs ran into him and hurt him.

    I guess there is not much I can do about it.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,210

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LukeDG View Post
    Took Tia to the dog park yesterday when she was bitten and peed on by a rather large irish wolfhound!!!!
    This lady at the dog park got a major spray by a huge dog there yesterday, I mean this was like Horse pee! Too funny! Ruby has been pissed on a few times when she tries to sniff the bum of a dog with his leg cocked haha

    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    I have had this happen before. A kelpie type dog starting to harass my dog, following him around and biting him hard enough to make him yelp. The owner sat nearby and laughed and didn't do anything until I kicked him dog square in the head and sent it yelping. When the owner came over to have a go, I told him that if his dog harasses mine like that again I'll be informing a ranger and they'll deal with him and his dog. He left shortly after that, but I no longer go to the dog park regardless if he still goes there or not.
    Thats sad that you dont go to the dog park, I love them!!

    Quote Originally Posted by michelle89 View Post
    I had an aggressive dog keep trying to attack Johnny and the owner thought it was hilarious. I had a go at her for it. Saying she needs to be able to call off her dog. She replied with F this and F that. Then I said if I was her I wouldn’t use that sort of language around small children (she had a child with her) – She shut up and we left.
    OMG What a bloody dero Biatch!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    It's a shame that you and your dogs can't enjoy yourselves because someone else doesn't have a brain.
    This is what annoys me! I understand some dogs will act out of character, i know Ruby has her bitchy days but its a matter of how the owner reacts to how I judge both the owner and the dog!!
    Rubylisious


  4. #14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    This is what annoys me! I understand some dogs will act out of character, i know Ruby has her bitchy days but its a matter of how the owner reacts to how I judge both the owner and the dog!!
    Exactly.
    Mine have had a snap at a pushy dog before, never connected but I always called them straight away and then kept them away from that dog. It's not a laughing matter.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Sydney, NSW
    Posts
    35

    Default

    I take my 21month old lab youngster to the dog park on a regular basis and have done since he was around 6months old and he just LOVES going and he has a great time with a lot of great dogs.

    Going to a dog park is not without its challenges namely idiot owners whose dogs do not have the right "doggie social skills" to be at a dog park and these people and their dogs can be a danger to the other dogs at the park. Then there are the clueless owners who have no idea on dog park etiquette and no or limited understanding on doggie body language or unacceptable behaviour being displayed by their dog or other dogs at the park.

    My boy has been the target of aggressive dogs, badly socialised dogs and dogs that display unacceptable behaviour e.g. humping dogs, nipping dogs, in your face rude dogs etc etc. My boy is very well socialised, he has an awesome temperament, is extremely good with other dogs, all shapes and sizes and is very tolerant (too much so) of badly behaved annoying dogs that will either constantly jump at him, jump on him, over him, be in his face, hump him, nip at him, chew on/hang off his ears etc. I wish at times he would growl at some of these dogs to tell them to p*ss off, but he takes it in his stride as he is such a softie and such a happy chappy with a "bomb proof" temperament.

    Whilst I may chat with other owners at the park, I am always very vigilant watching my boy and the interactions he has with the other dogs and if another dog is displaying unacceptable behaviour, I will intervene pretty quickly as too many owners are too ignorant of what constitutes unacceptable behaviour or may not care what their dog does at the dog park. If a dog persists in being a "brat" and the dog's owner is either not watching their dog or chooses not to intervene and stop their dog being a "brat", then I will have a chat to them and I am polite when doing so and more often that not, they then keep an eye on their dog and intervene before I do. I have only encountered one owner whose big oodle used to constantly try humping my boy and this owner didn't give a toss and stood by idly, so I would intervene immediately to get this dog off my dog and I made sure the owner knew I was p*ssed, but she didn't give a toss and continued chatting away to her friends as though nothing had happened. I avoided going to the dog park when I knew she would be taking her dog there as I got so sick of this out of control dog harrassing my boy and other dogs as well.

    I have had one major issue at the park, where my dog was attacked by 3 dogs from the same family, two dogs of same breed and a larger crossbreed. The owner rocks up with dogs in tow with no collars or leads and my boy and I were the only ones at the park when they arrived. Started off ok, with the dogs rushing at my boy who didn't seem too phased by all the attention and all 4 dogs took off playing chasies. As my boy was running back towards me with the 3 dogs chasing him, one on either side and the other behind him all crowding him, he was looking pretty stressed, so I started walking over to him and next minute the two dogs on either side of him, grabbed an ear each and dragged him down to the ground and rolled him over. As soon as I saw them go for the ears, I rushed over as I was worried they would try to roll him and get him on the ground in a vunerable position. I was screaming at the idiot owner to get his dogs under control and he just stood idly by. I got in amongst these dogs as I wanted to get my boy to his feet to give him a fighting chance and prevent these dogs from biting/nipping at his underbelly. I actually kicked and whacked two of the dogs as they wouldn't let go his ears and I finally managed to get one off one of his ears and my boy managed to get to his feet and the other one let go of his other ear. By this time, the owner came over and innocently asked what was happening and I told him in no uncertain terms that his dogs had attacked my boy and I need to get him out of the park as I was concerned they may have done some damage to him, particularly his ears with the way they not only pulled him down to the ground by his ears, but also pulled him along on his back by his ears

    I put my boy on the lead and we were harrassed by these dogs up until we got out the gate as the idiot owner had no way to restrain them as he had no leads or collars for them I took my boy home and gave them a thorough going over checking for any bit damage and lo behold not a mark on him that I could see and he was his normal happy self when we left the park and got home, so he came out of it completely unscathed both physically and psychologically. Because he is such a soft boy without a dominant bone in his beautiful body, this worked for him during this encounter as he didn't try to fight back which could have escalated things. I actually made a report of the incident to the Council who advised they would conduct some random visits to the park in the hope of finding this guy and his dogs, as they take dog attacks at dog parks seriously and they logged the incident and send me a letter acknowledging my complaint. This guy wasn't a regular as I go quite regularly and have never seen him down there before and I warned all the regulars about him and his dogs and hopefully he has been scared off ever going back to this park, If ever I saw him coming into the park again, I would grab my dog quicksmart and leave the park.

    With the incident I have described of my boy being attacked, the fact that he was totally unscathed, both physically and psychologically, I didnt think twice about going back to this dog park and my boy was his normal excited self when we visited the park a few days later. I take the good with the bad and remain very vigilant when I take my boy to the dog park and the good far outweighs the bad, as it is a great park and 99% of the dogs and people that go to this park are great and my boy has a fantastic time. Whilst I always try the diplomatic route first when addressing an issue with the owner of their dog's unnaceptable behaviour, if they are rude or unco-operative or unresponsive, then I act accordingly to protect my dog from their dog's unacceptable behaviour.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,210

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by goonerlady View Post
    I hope it is alright to ask another dog park question here rather than start up a new one?

    I have two dogs and going to the dog park and meeting up with regulars is the only time my dogs are off leash.This man has started to come with his small son about 18 months old I would think anyway he lets the boys go wherever he likes quite a distance from his Dad.My rescue dog is quite clumsy and sometime jumps and I am training with the help of the regulars how he should act.The first time they came to the park we had been there a while and just left.This week they were there earlier and we just went home without going in.

    I know my dog is at fault but how on earth is he going to learn if I can't let him off the leash with people that know what he is like.I really feel it is unfair as I thought it was one place where there are no young children to knock over.The boys dad does not seemed worried but sometimes there are a lot of big dogs running around and I would hate myself if one of my dogs ran into him and hurt him.

    I guess there is not much I can do about it.

    I have a four year old and a three year old and they regularly come with me to the dog park, its usually a family affair!

    My Kids have a few rules,

    1. We don't meet other dogs at the gate. Those who know dog parks will see all the other dogs rushing to meet the newbie! It can be quite tense at times.

    2. We only play with our dogs

    3. We ask the owners if we want to pat.

    I would never bring my dog out to a public area if it had any type of aggressive behavior, I expect that people would have the same mind frame! in saying that my kids are always either with me or outside thefence unning amoke!

    If they get barreled or anything, well get up or get outside the fence.

    Taking you dog there is an at risk kind of thing, taking your kid there is even riskier!!

    Labsrule - Love your Post!!!
    Rubylisious


  7. #17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    There was an aggressive dog at the park a few weeks back when I met with some people from my dog club and it actually pinned one of our dogs down and started growling at her (not my dog a lovely BT named Scarlett) Scarletts Dad pulled the other dog off and I yelled out to the owner (who was sitting on a park bench on the other side of the park) to come and get his dog, he completely ignored me!!! Didn't move a muscle. So everytime his dog came anywhere near ours I yelled and stomped at it to shoo it off I wasn't having it anywhere around us. Owners like that annoy me!

    Wow I would have left straight away, no way would I risk my dogs being around a dog like that!

    I don't like dog parks and I don't use them but theoretically if there was one there, I would leave the instant I saw I dog I thought was acting "iffy".

  8. #18

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    I have a four year old and a three year old and they regularly come with me to the dog park, its usually a family affair!

    My Kids have a few rules,

    1. We don't meet other dogs at the gate. Those who know dog parks will see all the other dogs rushing to meet the newbie! It can be quite tense at times.

    2. We only play with our dogs

    3. We ask the owners if we want to pat.

    I would never bring my dog out to a public area if it had any type of aggressive behavior, I expect that people would have the same mind frame! in saying that my kids are always either with me or outside thefence unning amoke!

    If they get barreled or anything, well get up or get outside the fence.

    Taking you dog there is an at risk kind of thing, taking your kid there is even riskier!!

    Labsrule - Love your Post!!!
    Thank you for your reply.My dog is not aggressive at all just wanting to greet everyone.The trouble is the park is so small you can't avoid anyone and as this little boy is running about by himself I would rather stay away.

  9. #19

    Default

    I am so keen to take my trio to the park now after all this park talk but it has been bucketing down for 2 days now

    Only one of our local parks is a busy one, the others you rarely see anyone else there, especially the bush-walk one... completely fenced, dog proof, bushland with trails, so much fun.

    I can't wait until summer to take the baldy to the beach, he is the only one I trust 100% on recall so is the only one I would allow off-leash in an unfenced area.
    The other 2 do come when called but if something catchers their attention there's always that shadow of a doubt.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,210

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by goonerlady View Post
    Thank you for your reply.My dog is not aggressive at all just wanting to greet everyone.The trouble is the park is so small you can't avoid anyone and as this little boy is running about by himself I would rather stay away.
    Its sad that you feel you cant go there because Of this little boy. All YOu can do is when you arrive, warn the father that your dog can be quite rough and he might want to pick his son up.

    In the end it is a "DOG PARK" not a "KIDS PARK" Your dog has more right to be there than that child and you should feel comfortable being there!

    I would be just warning the father and maybe saying I appologise in advance if my Pooch barrels your son he can forget how big he is!!
    Rubylisious


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •