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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo'sMamaGirl View Post
    We never take Bo to the dog park. People around here use their dogs as accessories and never really pay attention to what they are doing. I went once to check it out by myself, and I ended up getting in the middle of two labs chewing on 1yr boy ebd, his poor lil squishy rolls were bleeding, he jumped right into my arms and I carried him around trying to find his owner... she was out jogging on the running track (don't get me started). It really troubles me to think about what would have happened to that poor boy if I hadn't been there since no one else was doing anything!!!! I would loose it if something bad happened to my Bo, he's a full fledged member of our family, so we just don't go at all. He would love it bc he's such a playbaby, but I can't take the chance. I want to start my own ebd park!!! Only ebd allowed, lol! Bo gets regular play dates with our other ebd friends, that counts right?

    OMG that poor baby - she just left him to go jogging!!??? That is irresponsible - the dog park is not a babysitter. I hope you reported her.

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    Well, I still take Delilah to the local dog park, though not as much as I used to, since she's now been attacked twice by larger, aggressive dogs whose owners don't know how to handle their dogs.

    We have a "big dog" and a "little dog and older, timid" dog park. Well it's one park with just different sections. I've been taking Delilah into the smaller dog section lately..lol. She gets to play and it's just not as dangerous. It seems like those owners are more responsible and I haven't had any problems over there yet. Occasionally I take her on the big dog side, just depending on the day. I'm one of the "regulars" and know almost everyone, so if I see a dog I don't trust around Delilah, I don't go in the big dog side. But there's several people I like to socialize with on given days, like Monday nights for example..so we do tend to go on Monday nights into the big dog side.

    The place I work at now has doggie daycare, so Delilah gets to go in daycare while I'm working, which she loves. It helps wear her out, lol. So I don't need to take her to the park near as often as I used to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by laurendoodler View Post

    The place I work at now has doggie daycare, so Delilah gets to go in daycare while I'm working, which she loves. It helps wear her out, lol. So I don't need to take her to the park near as often as I used to.
    I would love that - but 1) it will never happen where I work and 2) i wouldn't take Herman to NYC except maybe on a special occasion (no offense to the big city dogs LOL)

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    I take Philly at least 2x a week to the dog park, we go early in the morning , usually there is one or 2 dogs. Most owners are very responsible they don't leave their dogs alone. My wife also takes him but usually it's in the afternoon she wants Philly to play with other dogs, but Philly being a Bulie tends to get over excited and scare his playmates, no bitting just running towards his playmate and sometimes head butting them!

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    Gunner loves to play but I am very afraid of taking him to dog parks. We do the organized BullDog meet up where there are just bulldogs and their owners. I know it sounds harsh, but other breeds aren't familiar with the bullies and I can't go packing heat if some BIG dog hurts my baby... Just kidding on the packing heat, but I do feel as though the dog parks are as bad as the parents that drop their kids off at the swing set and go talk on the cell phone and never look back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elearn View Post
    I would love that - but 1) it will never happen where I work and 2) i wouldn't take Herman to NYC except maybe on a special occasion (no offense to the big city dogs LOL)
    lol, I'm in a smallish town in Iowa. not a whole lot going on here!


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    We do the dog park occasionally when Sancho is just a ball of energy. He tends to be a bit of a bully sometimes, so the other dogs usually just avoid him. Then he figures it out and plays nicely.

    A bit off-topic, but we've only had one instance where we thought Sancho might get hurt and that was at a local pub where dogs are allowed on the patio. Some guy apparently brought his two boxers off-leash around 2 pm and left them there. We got there around 9 pm after puppy kindergarten and they were still there... SEVEN HOURS. He apparently knew the owners and so they didn't do anything about it. UGH! The female kept picking fights with Sancho and after the third time, someone finally called the owner (from the dog's tags) to come get them. He showed up 30 minutes later high as a kite...he couldn't even get the leashes on them. Some guy who drove him finally had to come over and do it for him. PATHETIC.

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    Kaida loves going to the dog park. We have been to two so far - one small park near our home and another about a half hour away that has a creek that the dogs can wade around in. In the small park - there were minor issues in the beginning when we went as all of the little dogs swarmed her and some were barking and growling - I would step in and correct them and shoo them away from her until they could behave.

    We have had no issues at all at the large park we go to on Saturdays. She loves it and went in the water last weekend. We went for a Bulldog Meetup and she had a blast playing with a few other bullies - one that was a bit younger than her and another that was 10 months.

    As it's been pretty positive and she enjoys being around people and dogs - I think it's something we'll continue until something becomes an issue...
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