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    There's this dog event this weekend that focus on rescues and thought that it'll be fun for Stig to attend. There's an opportunity for him to play in an off-leash area with dogs 25lb and up for a couple of hours. I've never had him off-leash in a large area before, even dog parks. Does anyone have any advice/warnings about what to do ie. what to look for, etc?

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    Just keep an eye on him. And if I were you I wouldn 't let him drink from the community warer bowl.

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    Default Re: Off-leash play areas

    I'd keep him on leash using a harness, until the other dogs and him have finished their butt sniffing introductions. You'll know by the end of that whether you can give free reign or not.

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    Default Re: Off-leash play areas

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Blaylock View Post
    I'd keep him on leash using a harness, until the other dogs and him have finished their butt sniffing introductions. You'll know by the end of that whether you can give free reign or not.
    Good advice ...

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    Default Re: Off-leash play areas

    @savemejeebus, I not only keep and extra close eye on Vegas at the unleashed fenced in dog park, but I watch other dogs around him like a hawk! I unleash him immediately so that he does not feel threatened being on a leash while all the others are loose. But believe me I stand like a black cloud over him until all the butt sniffing is done. I have taken him probably 5 times in the last year and only had to leave once due to another dog grabbing his neck rolls and pulling and the owner DID NOTHING about it, I pulled Vegas away a few times only for Vegas to fall in with the damn dog that was pulling his neck rolls. We left.

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    Default Re: Off-leash play areas

    Ugh, doesn't sound good to me, but then maybe I'm just over-protective. We don't do dog parks, and the only time the girls go off leash is when we go to a little park in our neighborhood when only Arrow, Gertie and Ida are there. I'm just afraid of who they may run into, what they may catch. I think I'd take him and just keep him on his leash and walk around with him.

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