Poppy and I just had our first visit to the local dog park!
We got out the car and she started her barking! So I didn't go int straight away but just took a walk along the outside of the fence, then went back along a bit closer and she was quiet.
So we went in and understandably was VERY overwhelmed! There was a 12 month old Mastif X Wolfhound (read HUGE puppy) who loved her, infact ALL the 6 - 8 dogs wanted to have a sniff of her. She went submissive but let them all sniff her and had a sniff of them too. Very simular behaviour to when she first met Batty.
She DID however tend to get a bit scared each time a group of 3 or 4 doggies came racing past. She did try sit behind me, or between my legs and I kept moving as I didn't want her to think she had to protect ME! But then I noticed she would go find one of the other peoples legs to sit behind. So I wondered if I should of let her stay near to me if she wanted.
She didn't do this continually! Only a couple of times and she DEFINATELY played and ran around more than she hid behind people.
People did ask if she was desexed which I was a bit taken back by. They didnt JUST ask me they were asking other "newbies" too. Don't know if thats normal or not just thought I would mention it!
Will definately be going back!