Hi everyone, I just joined today. I have a beautiful 4 yo Golden Retriever male. Typical soft nature. Poor thing loves other dogs and never gets a chance to socialise. I meet other dogs when walking him on the lead but because he gets excited and pulls towards the other dogs (he can pull me over) I have had to train him to walk on by at a distance without letting him say hello. I have taken him to the off leash park three times and he absolutely loved it but he was ruffed up twice and what upset me the most is that the owners did not seem to care or even try to stop it. I'm not talking playing rough, I'm talking about snapping, growling, dominate behaviour. My boy did not fight back but on both occasions the other dog would not let him come back to me. It was really scary for me and now I have lost my nerve so my poor dog does not get to go off leash anymore. What do you guys think. Should I try and get over my nerves and try again?