Size matters at the dog park

  • Article by: DEBORAH WOOD , Newhouse News Service
  • Updated: May 7, 2008 - 2:25 PM

Pint-sized pooches shouldn't mix with the bigger breeds if you want your pet to stay safe.

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cmacmillanMay. 9, 08 5:40 PM

So who wrote this? Little dogs and big dogs play well and "little" dogs are just as likely to agression or difficulty as larger ones - they just don't always do the same damage. Don't be foolish with dogs, don't be foolish with people, and learn to deal with both.

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mouser999May. 9, 08 8:40 PM

As a small dog owner, I agree. Big dogs can overwhelm the small dogs. Mine was under a doggie pile once of 5 big dogs and she was terrified because of all the weight piled on top of her. She gave me exactly the look described, help me out - please! When we play in the park, we keep near the tables where if dog play too rough she can exit the games. I think the main thing is - pay attention!

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megladonMay. 9, 08 8:57 PM

Big dogs & small dogs playing together can easily result in the small dog getting hurt. It doesn't even have to be aggresion towards the small dog. If a 150lb dog is running full speed and accidentally has a collision with a 7lb dog I think you could have a fatality on your hands. Dogs need to get out and burn enery. Some dogs play rougher than others. Small dogs in the dog park with big does is very risky for the small dog.

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ddbloverMay. 9, 0810:11 PM

As the owner of two giant breed dogs I just have to make a comment. My dogs love ALL other dogs, are well behaved and well socalized. However they are also alot like a freight train moving through the dog park. They are way to heavy to stop on a dime as they don't have the best brakes or steering. They tend stay near me at the park, but if your tiny dog gets in the way while they are cruising full tilt there could be trouble. Everyone just needs to be responsible at the park and if you have a tiny dog its up to you to keep it safe.

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ccdogparkMay. 12, 0812:54 PM

Tiny dogs under 10 pounds are the ones being killed at dogparks and they should NEVER, EVER be in with large dogs in my opinion. If they can not be seperated by space, then they should be seperated by time. Most of the time this is the result of novice dogowners not fully understanding the risk they are taking until after it is too late. Does anyone know why Minnespota ROMP disbanded or what has become of Barb Heideman ? WRZ ccdogpark@yahoo.com http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Bloomington_olp/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Dogpark-National-News/

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