When our dog Logan developed a Dog Park Nemesis and began getting in frequent dog fights, we knew we had to act. We needed to better understand his behaviour, triggers, and we needed some strategies to help us deal with the situation when it did happen.
Included in this article are seven of the best strategies and techniques that worked for us to deal with dog park dog fights and good dog park behaviour in general… read more
Logan is a miniature, slight dog at 14lbs and gets intimidated by the pushy puppy that is already bigger than he is. Our beautiful, mostly well behaved, dog transforms into a fluffy demon in a blink of an eye. He snarls and growls and jumps and bites at his victim’s neck and face.
When this first happened, I was in total shock. I ran towards Logan which intensified his bad behaviour. I think he thought that I was coming in to back him up in the fight like a loyal wingman. I reached down and grabbed my swirling snarling demon and ended up with a bite and some scratches. Not to mention an overwhelming feeling of embarrassment for having the “bad dog” in the park… read more