The dog park is a fun place for dogs, and their owners, to mix and mingle. It’s also a great place for dogs to burn a lot of energy. However, if not prepared, it can also be a place of unfortunate mishaps. It is important, as the dog owner, to prep your dog before going to the dog park.
Sidenote: If you know your dog has nervous or aggressive behavior toward humans or other dogs, find a time to go to the park when there is not a crowd in order to eliminate dangerous situations. Sometimes, socializing the dog in a dog park will not rid the dog of the nervous/aggressive behavior but worsen it. For extreme aggressiveness, a professional trainer would be needed to address the behavior. We must all work together to keep our furbabies safe.
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