My BF took our dogs to a dog park yesterday & he was the only one there at the time. We have a Rottewiler and a Pomeranian.The dog park has two sections and it is not a rule but everyone seems to keep big dogs on one side and small dogs on the other. He was the only one there and was playing with both of our dogs in the same pin and a lady walked up and started yelling at him about the little dog in the pin. By that time a few other people showed up with there big dogs and our little one was playing with all of them. But the woman was going on & wanted to call the cops for animal cruelty. Because our little dog was in danger bc she was around big dogs.
But my question is was my bf in the wrong or was the lady in the wrong?
Oh lordy. I don't think your BF did anything wrong. I would have told the old biddy to mind her own business. Lots of people have both big and little dogs living in the same house. I see no reason why they can't play in a dog park together. I think if anyone as causing animal abuse , it was the old witch... LOL..
Actually that is the biggest complaint I hear abuot dog parks. Legally if your pom get hurt in the big dog section its his fault. I think its pretty irresponcible to put a small dog in with the big dogs. Other large dogs there should not have to be expected to play nice with that small of a dog. On another forum someone with a high prey drive husky was talking about this and he cna never take the dog to the park because soemone always has some toy dog in there.
If it is just hiw two dogs then who cares,but as soon as soemone brings another dog the little one should get out. A lot of people are to nice to say soemthing and the little dog could end up hurt.
And its not wrong because it is animal abuse,but because he is infringing on others rights to take their dogs to the park. I nwo there has to be some responcible owners who would see a pom in there and not let their dog in. Thats why there is a small dog section.
***Edited By: joce on 11/11/2005 12:27:05 PM*** Reason: g
First of all there is no big or little dog scetion. And he was the only one there the lady came up without a dog and started yelling at him. For the other people they did not mind because they where playing with my little dog. And he left very soon after the people showed up. And when a person brings there larger dog in with small dogs why is it ok. And we know the rules they are posted on the gate when you walk in there is nothing about big or little section. We are Responsible for our dogs and there actions at all times.
If there are no signs posted, then hes not in the wrong. It would be different if you were in the little pen with the big dog. She probly owned a dog that was not good with smaller dogs. Anyways, who cares, some people are a little nutz, and think things should always go their way.I would have told her to bite me.
If your park has a section dedicated to small dogs it is not ok if someones brings there large dog in. Even if it is an unwritten rule you seem to be aware of it and should follow it. Leaving your small dog in when people want their big dogs to play is not being responcible. this is why my dogs don;t go to dog parks but if they did that is exactly the thing that would drive me nutts. I'm confused as to why you would trust soemone elses large dog around a pom.
So if someone had a lab they wanted to let play in the big dog side and you had your pom in there would you move it? Cuz even if there is no sign I'm pretty sure that is the reason there are two sides.
the lady had no right to say anyhitng...untill more dogs showed up. And how these things go they may have asked her to go ahead and clear it of little dogs.
***Edited By: joce on 11/11/2005 1:24:49 PM*** Reason: t
I wish we had a dog park around here, just so Maggie could get some socialization! But I wouldn't know where to put her, anyway! She's only about 30 lbs, so I would almost be afraid of her getting hurt by large dogs. On the other hand, she is so bouncy and boisterous, I would be afraid that she would hurt the smaller dogs! But basically, I think people should use their own judgement. Of course, there's always people that have no common sense....
Your BF was ok with the Pom in there and if big doggies came to play, he can make the choice to leave Pom in there or not, but if someone asked him to take out Pom, he should, but since no one did the old bag should JUST MYOB
The woman should not have yelled at your BF. Some people overact for no reason
my opinion is small dog should not be in a big dogs Pin You never know all big dogs like to play with a small dog or your dog likes to play with all the big dogs
example: When I take Jimmy out ( mini dachshund) , he is not at all friendly with big dogs eventhough they are quiet Jimmy barks at them for no reason . He even try to chase big dogs .I feel uncomfortable at times
I know if Jimmy goes after big dogs, he will be very hurt . He thinks he could handle big dogs
Now the fact here is you have to be very careful take a small dog to a dog pin which is for biger dogs. Your small dog should not get hurt by a bigger dog
Hmmm, sounds like a case of someone not ever being taught to mind her own business to me. :) My soun was outside with our bichon one day and my bichon will eat ANYTHING, wellm, he was eating "something" so my son was opening his mouth trying to get it open panicking because I'd drilled into him these things can KILL the dog when a man that works across the street took it upon himself to yell at him. --The man had NO CLUE what the story was--as this woman in your case didn't know either that the two are "siblings" grrrr, sheesh, get your own life instead of minding mine!