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So here for the past month Rocky has been having issues at the dog park. Getting into little spats with other dog's. Well I finally figured out what all of these other dog's have in common. Every single one of them has been an un-neutered male and has been a dog that is something of a bully. I have since stopped taking him to the park and just been walking and working on training. I would love to at some point be able to take him back to the park but if I can't that is fine. I was told that it could just be a phase since he is a year & half old. I am wondering if there is any kind of training I can do with him to get him to stop or if it's something I will just have to except? Any advice on this is appreciated!:)
 

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Why are dogs that are not neutered at a dog park? Dog parks in my area do not allow any dogs that are not fixed. I would check the rules for this parks and see if the dogs are allowed and then maybe point this out to the owners.
Really, the only answer I can give is to work on socialization or go during times when these dogs aren't there.
 

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Why are dogs that are not neutered at a dog park? Dog parks in my area do not allow any dogs that are not fixed. I would check the rules for this parks and see if the dogs are allowed and then maybe point this out to the owners.
Really, the only answer I can give is to work on socialization or go during times when these dogs aren't there.
I think it is very uncommon to not allow intact dogs into a dog park. That would essentially mean any dog that is a show dog, used for breeding, or owners who simply make the choice to not alter wouldn't be allowed in.
I think WAY more common is that females in heat are prohibited, that sign is pretty much on every dog park. Anyone who brings a female in heat to the dog park is a nutcase.

To the OP: Is your dog neutered? If he is, it could just be he doesn't enjoy rude, pushy, dogs. I try to take my guys over to an area of the park away from everyone else if there is a pushy/not nice dog. If they follow us, I go over to the smaller separate area (usually reserved for small dogs, but there are never any around). Dog parks are so hit and miss, it is difficult to say what kind of experience you'll have when you go. :(
 

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I think it is very uncommon to not allow intact dogs into a dog park. That would essentially mean any dog that is a show dog, used for breeding, or owners who simply make the choice to not alter wouldn't be allowed in.
I think WAY more common is that females in heat are prohibited, that sign is pretty much on every dog park. Anyone who brings a female in heat to the dog park is a nutcase.

To the OP: Is your dog neutered? If he is, it could just be he doesn't enjoy rude, pushy, dogs. I try to take my guys over to an area of the park away from everyone else if there is a pushy/not nice dog. If they follow us, I go over to the smaller separate area (usually reserved for small dogs, but there are never any around). Dog parks are so hit and miss, it is difficult to say what kind of experience you'll have when you go. :(
What is so weird is that type of dog is the kind he loves to play with. He can be pushy himself and loves to play ruff. He seems to have this issue with dogs he has never met. Most of the time his behavior with the other dog starts out as play then changes to him snapping at them. He is not trying to kill them its almost like he is trying to put them in their place? If that makes sense.

Yes he is neutered but was done to young at 4 months. Could this be a symptom of that? For right now we are just avoiding the dog park unless there is only dogs he knows or no dogs at all.
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I don't take my very large intact dog to dog parks because he was constantly being harassed by neutered males. His puppy privileges expired when he hit around 10 months old or so, after that he became a hump magnet.
 
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