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Dog park people -_-
  • tatonkatatonka
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    Post edited by tatonka at 2012-11-11 13:34:52
  • GatsuGatsu
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    - The guy who loses his dogs constantly



    wait that one is me..... :(
  • tatonkatatonka
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    Post edited by tatonka at 2012-11-12 02:37:16
  • I make a list of mine later, but "the guy with no dogs but treats in his pocket" ummm creeper! (-:
  • Post edited by curlytails at 2012-11-11 19:46:58
  • -The guy who lets his dog run around while studying his notes
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • RikkaRikka
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  • AvehAveh
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    This thread is awesome! Yesterday I took my puppy to the dog park for the first time (to celebrate him receiving all his shots a few days ago) and a woman silently creeped up to me and said "don't bring your puppy here until he's at least 6 months old or he'll become aggressive". Thanks for the advice but who the heck are you? At least introduce yourself and not creep up on me =/
  • CaliaCalia
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  • kumaDUDEkumaDUDE
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    The guy who walks around the outside of the dog park, to see if any other shibas are there...
  • MacMac
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    The guy who avoids dog parks because he does not want to deal with people like those on this list...
  • InuzooInuzoo
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    @mac. I've never taken pup to a park and after reading some one these am very thankful I have a huge fenced yard to play fetch in. :)
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • KimuraKimura
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  • The guy with the new working dog without any training that wonders why it keeps rounding up the other dogs.

    The guy with a Teenage Male dog that wants to mount any dog about, despite them often being up to four times his time... And or male... None of which are impressed with his efforts.

    The last one is me...
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • tatonkatatonka
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    Post edited by tatonka at 2012-11-12 02:41:33
  • redcattooredcattoo
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    Love this list, have to say though I haven't experienced too many people there I am uncomfortable with, but here are my additions:

    1) The owner who brings their dog into the section with agility obstacles (which in actuality has become a medium dog meetup area for the most part at this particular park we go to) and gets upset when his dog prefers to go running with the other dogs rather than do the equipment. Add to the fact you can tell this owner has no idea what real agility is even about.

    2) The owner who brings their dog to the off leash park, knows that using the come request will not work, has been there almost an hour, then has to spend 10-15 minutes more figuring out how to corral their dog back onto a leash in order to leave without using the come command because they can't enforce the command and they have no treats to reward the dog as they know better than to bring treats into the park amid all those dogs ... yes, this one is me LOL
  • XabiXabi
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  • AWE46M3AWE46M3
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    A lot of us seem to be "that guy" with the recall issues - I wonder if this is some sort of trend with Shibas...? ;) haha

    My biggest gripe is with the people who go there and constantly yell at their dogs to the point where they may as well not even be there - don't bark, don't chase, don't jump, etc...
  • redcattooredcattoo
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    @awe46m3 you forgot it is ...... don't bark, don't chase, don't jump, don't have fun, just don't be a dog. LOL And yes, I am that lady with the recall issue, but I know enough not to be that dumb owner who just stands at the gate saying "come xxxx" 100 times with no response like their recall ability will have magically changed since the day before.
  • BootzBootz
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    The one that annoy me the most is

    - The owner that is on his phone the whole time and ignores his dog who is acting aggressive to others and pooped on the floor (which the owner doesnt pick up)

    Which is why I always go to Fort Funston, open space, no fence, large enough to dodge other owners, and most owners pick up their dog's poop. I am happy to have a Shiba with (decent) recall!
  • SayaSaya
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  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • Not at a dog park, but it seems a heck of a lot like a dog park to me:

    At the petsmart where I work
    -The couple who bring in their new GSD puppies, a brother and sister of course, who are strangely calm, scared of everyone yet the owners keep shoving them in people's faces telling them to "buck up", and they're 5 months old and wearing choke collars -_-
  • - the couple who bring their senior newfie with severe hip dysplasia and then start yelling at dog owners whose dogs run near the newfie, causing her to atartle and therefore be in pain. Meanwhile their young newfie (seemingly temperamentally unsound) is unsupervised and picking fights with any dog that catches its eye.

    - (seemingly super common) the person that brings dog treats gives them to all dogs without asking, and starts cursing off the poor owner who has now asked multiple times that the person not feed their dog, or puts the treats away.
  • MarijeMarije
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    Love this thread!

    - The people who are absolutely sure my dog will not be reactive to their dog, because their dog is good with other dogs. Unbelievable...
    - These same people who then proceed to try to convince me to go into the dog park with my dog reactive dog. This happens A LOT when I pass by a small dog park close to my home with my dogs and I check if it's empty to see if I can go in. I never go in if there are people there (unless I know the dogs and know 100% sure Shiro is okay with them), but they see me walk by and start telling me it's okay to come in. Even after I tell them it will not be okay if I go in...
    - The people who get upset with me for leaving the park when they want to come in and tell me it is so sad for their dog not to be able to play with mine. They are still upset when I tell them why I am leaving (dog reactive Shiro). It baffles me how many people are willing to sacrifice their dogs after I have told them my dog WILL bite their dog. Of course I ignore these people, but still...
    - The people who ask me if I have tried Cesar Milan's techniques to 'fix' Shiro's 'aggression' problems.
    - The guy who is in that small dog park for about 20 minutes while I am walking around the field in front of the park and surrounding blocks, who then leaves, sees me walk towards the dog park, chases me down to it and after I tell him my dog is reactive and I couldn't go in when he was in there, puts his dog in the park and asks if I can keep an eye on the dog while he uses the public bathroom... and when he is done (I was standing perplex in front of the park), he goes back into the park and decides to stay a little longer...
    Oh and soooo many more :)
  • redcattooredcattoo
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    - People who understand dogs and realize when they reach down to touch Bear because he is sniffing them, but he backs off, that this is okay so they turn their attention to talk to me instead and don't reach down again to prevent startling him again

    - People who understand that when Bear and their dog are being mouthy (soft mouthing not biting) as they run and rolling over each other at the end of the chase that this does not mean aggression or fights are happening it is just the two dogs playing

    - People who know their dog well enough to know when things are not play and step in to correct their dog or remove their dog before their dog escalates

    - People who share your desire to enjoy the dog park so will take action if/when something needs to be reported or handled because another owner is oblivious
  • tatonkatatonka
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  • KimuraKimura
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  • redcattooredcattoo
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    @Kimura .... I need one of those super nice girls at my park, send her my way. I am that girl also that has a Shiba with recall at the dog park only once he is tired enough and has made his own decision it is time to go home. I often have to time my exits when there is a window of no new dogs because every new dog in has to be endurance tested for a run by Bear.
  • INU RYUUINU RYUU
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  • SayaSaya
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  • curlytailscurlytails
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  • HanakoHanako
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    I hate the antisocial chuck it owner. Oh no! your puppy's chasing my ball and won't give it back. Um, she's a puppy and she doesn't know any better.
  • knnwangknnwang
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    So Awsome. :D
  • knnwangknnwang
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    They need to finish that bullet train from Socal to Frisco & Vegas too.
  • amtiamti
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    Although I found this thread entertaining, it was more educational. I'm not so sure I want to bring my dogs to a dog park now. It certainly gives me a mental list of things I should not do, although I cannot control what my dogs do 100% since they have never been to one. Is it really bad to keep your dog leashed? I thought I'd do that when I first try out a dog park because I don't know any of the dogs, and how my dogs will react. I do know they will most likely ignore me when I call them. I am not so worried about Kaji since he is still in the puppy forgiveness age and very social, but I won't want to unleash Taisho since he seems to be uncomfortable around larger dogs, esp any larger dogs that I show an interest in. I also thought of letting Kaji loose with his leash on, so I can grab him quicker if he gets a little too personal with another dog. And I do know that I won't be bringing both at the same time until they both listen well.
    Post edited by amti at 2013-03-13 12:10:59
  • sunyatasunyata
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    Post edited by sunyata at 2013-03-13 12:16:07
  • BootzBootz
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    @amti don't leave the leash on. There are dogs that are reactive to dogs on leash while at the dog park. If your dog is social why not bring them to the dog park? It's a nice way for them to play and learn mannerism from other dogs.

    If you're scared then find a group of people to meet up with. If hes scared of big dogs, Put Taisho in the small dog area so he can build up his confidence.
  • RikkaRikka
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  • SayaSaya
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  • GatsuGatsu
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    lol, People playing fetch in the dog park always pose a problem for me. I'm fine with them playing fetch as long as they understand some dogs will take their ball and RUN! Luckily though Guts likes playing fetch. So he'll bring the ball back. Other people usually are pretty impress at how well he plays fetch. But my problem with it is. Guts really likes playing fetch. So he usually takes a bit to decide if he's gonna follow me or stay with the people and play fetch. If he stays, I either have to grab him or wait until he's done playing.
    Post edited by Gatsu at 2013-03-13 13:16:12

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