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    if people only take their DA dog to the park once
    What I usually hear from the clueless is "But he's never done anything like that before, he's always been so friendly".

    Ie spot the deluded owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smeagle View Post
    Out of pure luck. Your shih tzu is very lucky and so are you.
    Absolutely.....my s/tzu is very lucky....long story and I am too....
    IMO I have been responsible owner as i am not delusional and always done my best so that no dogs get hurt. I would have not taken a DA dog if i had felt that I could not control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hachna View Post
    Absolutely.....my s/tzu is very lucky....long story and I am too....
    IMO I have been responsible owner as i am not delusional and always done my best so that no dogs get hurt. I would have not taken a DA dog if i had felt that I could not control.

    Then we will have to agree to disagree. There is NOTHING responsible about taking a DA dog to a dog park.

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    Fair enough...Obviously you know us.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    What I usually hear from the clueless is "But he's never done anything like that before, he's always been so friendly".

    Ie spot the deluded owner.
    I think that is a valid statement. I have seen dogs, including my dog act very out of character at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smeagle View Post
    The issue for me with dog parks is that it doesn't matter how responsible I am. It can take seconds for someone to come in with a questionable dog and fights can erupt before you have time to do anything about it.

    I have seen dogs literally attack a dog the instant they came in the gate, at the end of the day how responsible you are is irrelevant, you can't control other people nor their dogs
    Hence the reason I only go with the group because all of us can read dog body language and can see a problem dog coming a mile away, we know when to bail and when to keep an eye on things. We also do not let out dogs congregate around the gate and will shoo them away from it before other dogs come in because the gate is where most dog fights happen in dog parks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hachna View Post
    Fair enough...Obviously you know us.....
    I know you take a dog you admit is DA to a dog park. What more do I need to know? People who take DA dogs to dog parks are one of the several reasons I never use them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    Hence the reason I only go with the group because all of us can read dog body language and can see a problem dog coming a mile away, we know when to bail and when to keep an eye on things. We also do not let out dogs congregate around the gate and will shoo them away from it before other dogs come in because the gate is where most dog fights happen in dog parks.
    *shrug* to each their own, personally I don't feel going to dog parks gives my dogs anything they can get in 101 other ways, so for me, I don't see how the risk is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smeagle View Post

    *shrug* to each their own, personally I don't feel going to dog parks gives my dogs anything they can get in 101 other ways, so for me, I don't see how the risk is worth it.
    I find them crazy fun for boith of us, I have never taken any of my other dogs to one. mainly because I didnt really know they existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    I find them crazy fun for boith of us, I have never taken any of my other dogs to one. mainly because I didnt really know they existed.

    Every Sunday, its religious!!
    I must admit I find them fun and really good if you find a good group of people.My rescue dog was a bit scared of some dogs and small dogs after being attacked by a few and I have found mixing with all shapes and sizes has got his confidence back.Two of his best friends are pugs and he knows to play differently with them than his bigger friends.

    I guess it depends on the type of owners that are around when you go as I have been warned not to go in the late afternoon as they are some not very friendly dogs around!

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    I know you take a dog you admit is DA to a dog park. What more do I need to know? People who take DA dogs to dog parks are one of the several reasons I never use them.
    That is a shame because I think off leash dog parks are fun places for dogs in general.
    Some DA dogs are accepted in obedience and tracking training. Why? Because they are on leash and other dogs are also on leash. Then what leash is meant to dogs.....go figure... I see dogs with leash at the off leash dog parks, I always have my dog (minis not s/tzu) closely, observe and sometimes i ask if it is ok to say "hello" as I trust the dog owners would not do anything to hurt my dog and my minis will behave.
    Yes I admit I have taken my DA dog to off leash parks 2~3 times (over 3 years since i got him). Well I wish I can be forgiven to dream of a happy family walking lazily around at the lovely Cowell's lane.
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