Dog Parks

 

I’d be interested in your thoughts on Dog Parks.  I have to admit, I am somewhat reserved in my opinion.  NO ONE loves dogs more than I do…that’s obvious when I make statements like, “dogs are one of the reasons I believe in God.”  I have also said, “dogs are a special gift from God, placed here because they can do for man things that man cannot do for man.”  Here’s the rub.  I continue to see dogs in our city park that are under no direct control by their owners.  Dogs bolt at other dogs, at humans, at kids on bikes, etc.  I am concerned that all dogs are not up on their shots, that all dogs have not been socialized appropriately ( I do not consider a dog park as socialization) and such parks may be a stimulation for the instincts of prey, chase, and assault.  On the other hand, properly supervised, such a facility has benefits.  Anyway, I was just wondering about your impressions of Dog Parks?  Bring ‘em on!  WOOF!

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  1. Posted by Judy Hoskins on January 18, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I have often seen parks reserved for dogs and their owners at Washington Square in Manhattan. Never did I see one dog attack another. Does this mean that those of us who own a dog who does attack, know better than to bring our dogs to such a place? I have often questioned can anyone be 100% sure their animal won’t go crazy one day and do the unthinkable.

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