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Old 12-31-2005, 07:40 PM
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What's you opinion on dog parks??
Anyone had experiances to support their opinion?
And in general about dogs meeting strange dogs in misc. places, like the park, a pet store, or a simple walk around the block

http://www.leerburg.com/dogparks.htm
What do you think about this?
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:06 PM
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I've taken my pups to dog parks and haven't had problems. I follow them closely also and watch the interaction with other dogs. I would think that because a dog park, pet store etc are neutral places that not many problems would arise?
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:21 PM
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I think dog parks are great. I take my dog there, and he has fun all the time. As long as the rules are kept (clean up poop, no aggressive dogs, no contaminated dogs, etc...) I think there is no reason it is a bad idea. Unless someone can tell me one, of course.
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:30 PM
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I'm really paranoid, so I would never let Coco run around a park off-leash. but I love taking him for a walk to meet other dogs. just as long as I know that I could pull him away at any second if they get aggressive.
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:32 PM
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I think it depends. Probably the thing that I don't like most about dog parks is that you don't really know the dogs that are going to be there. You don't know if they're trained or not, if they're aggressive, if they're good with kids...
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:37 PM
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I think dog parks are a bad thing. It can never be controlled enough to trust the other visitors. I would never visit one with my dogs. The first time a confrontation from another dog, would be the last.

I think when strange dogs meet they should always be leashed and under control.

A dog park is visited by too many novice dog owners, and the situations that arise could cause a great deal of unwanted situations.

Not to mention unvaccinated pups and dogs that frequent the areas.

Just asking for problems........
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:40 PM
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We don't have dog parks around here. I probably wouldn't visit one, and if I did you'd bet that I'd figure out a time to go when NO ONE else was there. But I am lucky enough to have a gigantic fenced in back yard for my dogs.
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:42 PM
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wed ont have them here, personally if we did I would stay clear, any oputbreaks will be passed along to a lot of dogs, i have herd both good and bad most bad things seem to happen because of people not following the rules
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:45 PM
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^Exactly. As long as people follow the rules, no problem. lol
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:51 PM
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If we went there, Wendy might get a teeny bit aggressive. Sometimes, when we are taking walks, though, dogs will bark at her, and she stands taller and fluffs up her fur, also carrying her head high. I think she is already the leader of the pack... I might be able to find a pic of her doing it, hold on...



sort of like that, but her tail is straight up, curved a little at the tip, and he head is straight up but her nose is pointing foreward.

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