Not All Dogs Like The Dog Park
Happy Play = Loose + Wiggly + Balanced
If your pet seems tense and alert upon approaching another dog, keep it short or skip it. When you want to call your dog to you, soften your tone, kneel, and angle slightly away from her. This "invitation" is less confrontational and more likely to get the desired response. Now you and your pup are talking the same language, and better communication strengthens the human-dog relationship!
Mobbing, teasing, and bullying...a group chasing and cornering one dog, or relentless barking and nipping at a dog that clearly isn't interested. Yes, even the sweetest pooch can engage in mob mentality! Whether your dog is playing, bullying or being bullied, frequent and calm time-outs are essential to your dog's well-being. Should you feel that your dog isn't playing well with others, then leave the park and find another activity.