So I take Louie to the park today to play with his buddy chase and some other dogs, and it was pretty dead there. Louie and Chase were running around playing and I was sitting on the bench with my friend talking. This guy walks up with 6 weimeriners (sp?) and a chuck it and starts throwing a ball. Fine. Well, he threw the ball right towards Louie and Chase and his HERD of dogs ran into Louie at full-speed. All I heard was Louie screaming in pain. I immediately jumped up and ran over to him - he was limping and then sort of collapsed on the ground. I almost had a heart attack. He got T-Boned by a 80 lb weimereiner and sprained his front right leg. While I was bent over him inspecting his leg, the IDIOT threw another damn ball with the chuck it and PEGGED me on the back of the head!!!!!!!! I shouted "WHAT THE HELL????!!! and he says in a really snotty tone "I said I'm sorry!". I swear if I wasn't so worried over Louie at the time I would have taken that chuck it from the man and beaten him with it.
I cannot stand RUDE IDIOTS at the dog park!! We left shortly afterwards and Louie is OK now, but I had to seriously take a moment of meditation in the car so I didn't run over the b**tard on the way out.
You know in all honesty I was getting my" get over it" speech ready when I got to the part where the idiot threw the ball and hit you in the head. Some people are just plain inconsiderate and I don't know if I would have been as nice as you were. 6 Weims....I wonder what HIS issues are......... I think you handled it well.
Louie's OK now, he's forgotten all about it. I've been going to dog parks all over the place for a while and I notice that a lot of people seem to think that you leave your accountability for your dog at the gate. It's gotten to the point where I get really mad at some people who totally ignore park rules or think that they are above using any etiquette.
Yes, dogs will be dogs and you can't predict with 100% accuracy how they will behave but you can at least prevent it by taking the appropriate precautions and not setting them up to get into trouble, for example - at this very same park a man brought his husky and a plushy squeaky toy. Now, this is a huge park and there were at least 100 dogs running around. The last thing you want to bring (other than human food and I HAVE seen people eat food there) is something the dog is going to be protective over. Naturally, this caused a huge dog fight where the husky ended up with a deep gash on its nose. Accidents do happen but people CAN prevent them by just being smart. Don't bring things that can instigate a fight into the park.
Be aware of your surroundings and your dogs surroundings. Notice how other dogs behave so you can watch out for potential problems when playing with your dog. Don't bring your dog to the park if it's aggressive. I know I'm probably preaching to the choir here but I think that these are common issues that might not be discussed often enough to sink in to some people. I'm getting to the point where I might openly yell at someone at the park someday soon. Especially if that person is belligerantly putting other people and thier dogs in harm's way.
awwwww what a cutie. I tell ya what....if that guy had son't that me me and my little chihuahua I would have sicked my dog on him sure she's a little on the small side but she cane draw blood if she wanted to. she's very protective of me and im very protective of her. but I would have givin that guy a peice of my mind. what a loser for doing that to you. I don't know what this world is coming to sometimes.
I'm new here, but let me ask you. Why did'nt you do something besides getting mad. I mean, after all him having 6 dogs knocking yours down due to him throwing a ball and then him hitting you in the head while your trying to help your dog because he was injured. Where was your friend? Did you get the mans name? Any information at all? Did you not have a cell phone to call the police in case your dog was seriously injured? What if your dog was injured?
" Curious schoolbus, as to why it would have been ok for him to purposefully cause injury to her dog but not to her. "
i can understand it. remember. this was the same person that said when a dog digs a hole, fill it with water and hold his head under the water until he quits stuggling. so yeah i can understand her lack of concern for the injured animal.