There's no other way for us city folk to socialize our dogs. We live in apartment buildings without backyards. We don't have pretty wooded walking paths where we can take our babies off leash.
We have concrete dog parks. We go there so our pups can run around freely and socialize with other dogs. Most of the time, nothing happens. But like everywhere else, there's always going to be that one person/dog that's outta control and ruin
it for someone else.
Blue's been attacked twice. Lucky for us it wasn't anything serious. Once was a Boston Terrier because he didn't like Blue going after his ball. The other time it was a Wheaten Terrier who bit him over the eye. The Wheaten incident wasn't at a dog park. It happened in the Florida Keys, at a pet friendly hotel where it's encouraged to bring your dog.
There was also another incident when Blue was a pup also over a ball. But the owner was a moron that actually said "he's not aggressive unless there's a toy involved". Well then genius, why would you play ball when other dogs are around??!! Perfect stupidity on the owners part.
My point is, that it can happen anywhere, and with any breed. But there's no way I'd stop going to the parks. Blue has fun, he gets to exercise, and be social. As for me, I've met some wonderful people.
@IPickedADaisy Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying take Daisy back to this particular park. But I'm a firm believer in socializing your dog just so things like this don't happen. Maybe you can find a playgroup or meet up in your area when she's feeling better?