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Larry   Hendersonville, Tennessee

5/11/2014 11:39:05 AM

There is a new dog park in Hendersonville, TN. Separate fenced areas for large and small dogs. Playground for the kids. Located at Main St. (Gallatin Rd.) and Cherokee Dr.

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Catherine   Lockport, NY

7/11/2010 5:22:54 PM

This didn't happen at a dog park. It happened at a walking path where leashes are required! Some irresponsible owner let their dog run all over without a leash and it attacked my puppy who was only about 5 pounds at the time. I was so scared! I grabbed him and thank god he was okay. The owner yelled at ME saying I should "chill out". Sorry but I don't need my puppy being attacked while I'm on a walk with him, just because they don't want to have their dog on a leash. Glad to say I never saw them back again!

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Victor   Bronx, NY

5/26/2010 3:34:14 PM

I know how most of you feel about doggie parks. and i feel the same way,I had my 7 month old puppy Zeus and he was attcked by someone dog and when i told the owner of the dog he told me my dog should leand to stand up for himslef..I told him he should be watching his dog and the next time his dog attack my dog i was going to hurt his dog...

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jennifer   fayetteville, NC

9/21/2009 7:59:14 AM

My 5 year old Lab mix needs socializing so I took her to the dog park. I always keep an eye on her and she never gets to far away. She was actually violated by another dog and I was unsure of what to do. She is fixed but I was totally unaware of what to do. I don't like the fact that people don't look after their dogs. I don't like taking her there because I feel like it stresses her if she is not used to being around a bunch of other dogs. I wish that there was a dog playground at the apt. complex i live in. that would be great.

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Alexandria   East Lansing, MI

8/22/2009 6:11:22 PM

I agree with Eric, dog parks are very beneficial but in order to be so, owners need to be constantly aware of their dogs, especially if they bring more than one. Dog parks should have a rule about bringing more than one dog; two is fine, but can you really control three or more dogs at once? The reason I am so avident about this is because earlier this Spring, my small dog was killed at a dog park. He was ganged up on by three dogs, all owned by the same woman, and so they were going by the pack mentality where not just one dog went after him (which could have been broken up), but all three went after him.

If you bring your dog to a dog park for socialization, just please remember to keep constant supervision. Dogs are dogs, they are more than likely to get in to a scuffle every now and then, but if you are being vigilant it is easy to break it up before it gets out of hand. I just hope that something can be learned from this tragedy.


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Eric   Las Vegas, NV

4/30/2009 10:31:06 AM

Dog Parks, in me experience they could be the worst thing and sometimes they can be beneficial. I own an Akita (Draven) who is very friendly; however, due to the fact he is not fixed other dogs always try to fight with him. Very few people understand that when their dog mounts Draven or goes up on his shoulders is a sign of dominance and aggression. When I try to stop the strange dog from aggressively coming at Draven their people get angry with me and tell me I am supposed to monitor my dog. I think they should watch their dog instead of talking to the other people in the park. I have noticed most people bring their dogs to these parks and pay no attention to what their dogs are doing or how they interact with other dogs. They should monitor their dog for aggressive behavior.

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