Which is why surrendering control as to who teaches your puppy what unfamiliar dogs mean in his life to the thugs at the dog park - generally also checked out from their owners- is like dropping your child off at Lord of the Flies Island and assuming they will have fun just being boys, adventuring and building forts, unencumbered by boring adults and their silly rules and figure it all out without you.
"hey, watch me get this other dog riled up- it's hilarious! You'll save me, right?")
Thanks for all the advice!I will probably stick to the normal parks and country/seaside walks. We don't have many dedicated dog parks in the UK as there are very few places dogs are not allowed off-lead. Which I think creates a much more relaxed environment. You usually just get a few groups of dog friends dotted around the park. No doggie mosh pits!What do you use for really high-value treats?
Yeah we've been doing the back and forth thing. He zooms from one person to the other so fast haha. Although, after a few times, he figures out the game and just runs back and forth for the toy/treats before we have the chance to call him! Sneaky...
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