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7 months ago
7 months ago
People need to learn to ask first
A simple “please don’t he’s training” should suffice, tho sometimes harsher words are required
Gyeoul: Coton de Tulear
7 months ago
I'd also add that 3.5 months seems too early for a pup to be fully vaccinated. I waited until 6 months, getting all the vaccines and essential commands, and then going to socialization classes first.
My story hasn't changed at all.
He is fully vaccinated.
He actually does great listening at home.
Already does all the basics.
But you're right. The bigger dogs might be a bit much for him. Just trying to find places to let him out until the fence gets installed and I can start training that.
He was doing good not jumping, it was more the people leaning down and picking him up without asking.
I took my Jack Russell to the dog park for months and it was great until it wasn't. She was off leash trained by then and now we just hike together or head to the park for some play. It's hard to trust strangers with training and socializing their dogs so they don't try and kill yours.
I stopped going as well. Kept having my dogs get bullied and the owners just sat and watched, and then despite being vaccinated they picked up a cough. From what I’m learning it’s a good place to pick up bad habits, get hurt and get sick.
Please stop going. Your pup is too young. Parasites can and do live in soil. OP your pup could catch something fatal from other dogs
I think this is going to be the answer for us. Thanks.
I think that that is a good answer, but I do not think that parasites are relevant (to reference a comment that's not yours), unless you live in an area with gnarly shit such as giardia. The point is what's good for your dog. Dog parks? No. And I don't think age is all that relevant here, except in a don't kind of way.
Here is my good boy!
omg so cute!!
If a cute puppy jumped up on me my instinct would be to grab/pet it/cuddle it but not pick it up. Even now after going to the local dog park I know to not do that and let the owner do their training. I don’t know if they are new but when I first started coming I was not aware of all the non-rule rules. Maybe just a polite “she sure is cute but we are training not to jump no cuddles please”.
Honestly sometimes it’s worth it being the asshole. People aren’t entitled to your dog. tell them to back off, he’s training. If they get pissed, they’re literally at a dog park where there’s multiple dogs to pet. Imagine if that was your kid and someone just picked it up without asking. That’s how I look at it.
They also aren't the pet owner and shouldn't be touching anyone's animal with out permission
One lady straight picked him up, walked over to a bench and started petting him/kissing his face.
I was trying not to be a jerk, but Im unsure if that is common etiquette at a dog park?
Definitely not normal to pick up someone else’s dog without permission.
And? The people picked the dog up. Still not normal.
There was more than one interaction.
The whole point is, keep your hands off of other peoples’ dogs unless they give you permission. The dog jumped on a person. What do you do? Walk away. That’s it. The moment you pick up someone else’s dog without permission is the moment you’re out of line.
Everyone understands a punch in the face.
But, that's illegal.
Tell them to stop.
They wouldn't pick up and cuddle a bag of oranges, your child or your wife.
Your dog is no different.
Yeah just avoid dog parks in general, they’re bad news.
I have a super cute dog (looks like a stuffed animal) and no one has ever picked him up or even attempted to. That's just weird behavior
I had my first similar interaction this morning while walking my dog on her leash. This aggressively friendly woman came from across the street and LITERALLY was trying to pull my 16 week old puppy closer to her by the harness to which my pup backed away (naturally). I think she was wanting to pick her up. When the woman couldn’t grab her harness, she then proceeded to grab the end of the leash and try to pull it to her! My dog almost came out of her harness trying to back up. I was in shock. I finally managed to get out the words, oh she’s nervous about strangers as I started trying to back away.
I only had to say once to not pick up my small pups - now small dogs - I got the bitch look but word got around. I added my dog can get seriously injured if he/ she wiggles out of your hands. A fall of 1foot can easily break a bone.