Ok, after years of thinking there are no decent off leash parks in my area, I just found one that looks like it's pretty huge and I'd like to start taking my pup there.
There is a tiny area a few streets away, but my back yard is bigger and there's nothing in it, literally just a fenced bit of grass with a tree or two, it sucks and I don't think anyone uses it. However, I drove past it today in the hopes there'd be someone there, but it's under construction and I think they're adding a covered picnic table at least.
I've never actually been to an off leash dog park before, is there anything I need to know/be aware of before I go? If there's other dogs there already, how do I go about introducing my pup? (he's tiny), any body language I need to look out for in the other dogs etc? Should I keep my pup in a crate and go and speak to the other owners before letting him out to make sure their dogs are friendly or ask them if they can put theirs on lead for a bit while my pup gets used to it?
If I happen to meet a dog there that likes my pup and they get along really well, is it weird to ask the owner if we can meet there for puppy socialising?
Sorry for the stupid questions