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    Dog parks helped fix my girls temperament.
    She was extremely timid, scared of people and places.

    I tried the slow socialising and rewarding, all those methods, none worked.

    I threw her in the deep end, took her to busy dog parks, let her out during house parties and barbecues and encouraged my friends to bring their dogs along.

    She was too busy sniffing out the other dogs she eventually started running up to people, and eventually, letting them pet her.
    Now when we go to the park, she actually runs up to people FOR a pat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Dog parks helped fix my girls temperament.
    She was extremely timid, scared of people and places.

    I tried the slow socialising and rewarding, all those methods, none worked.

    I threw her in the deep end, took her to busy dog parks, let her out during house parties and barbecues and encouraged my friends to bring their dogs along.

    She was too busy sniffing out the other dogs she eventually started running up to people, and eventually, letting them pet her.
    Now when we go to the park, she actually runs up to people FOR a pat!
    Yes that is one of the things I go to dog parks with minis as he needs reminding that people are good and love him....
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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!!
    Like I said - I can think of so many other, safer and more enjoyable ways to have fun with my dogs, but each to their own

    Quote Originally Posted by hachna View Post
    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.
    I used to go to dog parks. One of my dogs was attacked quite badly by a large rotty when he was a puppy in a dog park but we kept going as we thought the socialisation would be good for him in that environment. He was attacked another two times and it ruined him, he has been fear aggressive towards other dogs ever since. I know what it's like to have a DA dog, it is AWFUL and I wouldn't wish it on anyone and my boy through behaviour modification is easily manageable (and you wouldn't guess he was DA if you met him). However - the dog park is the LAST place I, as a responsible dog owner, would ever take him. That I have effective control over him is irrelevant when I know from experience that very few owners who use dog parks also have effective control over their dogs. Besides which - just how many DA dogs would enjoy going to a dog park? If the dog is DA, it finds being around other dogs stressful.

    You couldn't pay me to take my dogs to dog parks, I find nothing enjoyable about running my dogs in a small enclosed space with a bunch of strangers and their dogs. I am on high alert the entire time and there is nothing enjoyable about that at all. My dogs are run only with dogs and owners I know well in environments I feel are suitable.

    I am an obedience instructor and I certainly do have DA dogs in my classes, but there is NO comparison between a controlled environment like an obedience club and a free for all like a dog park. I fail to see ANY comparison between the two.

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    I used to go to dog parks. One of my dogs was attacked quite badly by a large rotty when he was a puppy in a dog park but we kept going as we thought the socialisation would be good for him in that environment. He was attacked another two times and it ruined him, he has been fear aggressive towards other dogs ever since. I know what it's like to have a DA dog, it is AWFUL and I wouldn't wish it on anyone and my boy through behaviour modification is easily manageable (and you wouldn't guess he was DA if you met him)
    I am sorry to hear that. Really sounds like my s/tzu though I am not sure how he became like that. The second day I got him we found it hard ways; very friendly teeth test by two off leashed staffies at the Bondi beach. He also loves people esp kids like yours.
    You couldn't pay me to take my dogs to dog parks
    Certainly I would not even try...I respect individual dog owners' decision.
    there is NO comparison between a controlled environment like an obedience club and a free for all like a dog park. I fail to see ANY comparison between the two.
    A dog park should be a controlled environment IMO. Well perhaps my expectation is high. I expect dog owners who come to off leash dog parks control their dogs. Certainly I and my partner thought we were. BTW I do not take my s/tzu to fenced dog parks.....
    I am an obedience instructor
    It is very good to know.... I really mean it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hachna View Post
    A dog park should be a controlled environment IMO. Well perhaps my expectation is high. I expect dog owners who come to off leash dog parks control their dogs.
    What 'should' be and what you 'expect' and what the reality is, are very different things.

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