reply to post by Mobius1974
As someone who has recently had several altercations with individuals at dog parks, i hope this guy is sued.
Dog parks are notorious for idiots and a-holes.
I'm going to rant a little about my experiences.
My dog is not fixed, there are no rules that require you to have your dog fixed and yet I have been verbally attacked and threatened because I have
chosen not to neuter my dog.
He behaves very well, aside from some butt smelling and occasional attempts to mount other dogs. But as most should know, even a fixed dog of any sex
will attempt to mount or hump other dogs. It has more to do with dominance than sexual behavior. I have regularly seen neutered males and spayed
females attempt to mount other dogs.
My first interactions was with a crazy women who was offended that my dog was sniffing her dogs butt. The next time I saw her at the park she had a
spray bottle filled with what she said was "chemicals". We attempted to get the park supervisor to do something about her and her threats but the
PSuper did not do anything. This women threatened to spray my dog and me if I got between her and my pet.
The second altercation was from a man who, I believe worked for the humane society. When he saw my dog, he asked if he was neutered and I said no,
he asked if I planned on neutering him and I said no. He then brought me a card with a place that will neuter your pet very cheaply. I accepted it
and told him to be on his way.
Then when my dog was sniffing his dog, he told his dog to attack my dog, which it did. He said to me, "see, thats what happens when you dont neuter
your dog." I told him to mind his own business.
Then at another location in the park two dogs not even near my dog started fighting. He blamed my dog for the fight because of the extra testosterone
in the air. I told him to go F himself.
I took my dog and left after this because this guy was antagonizing to the point that I knew I was going to lose my cool if I stayed to hear him
continue to run his mouth. I can see how these situations could escalate.
Dog parks suck. Most people are cool and understand normal dog behavior but a percentage of the population are so strongly for neutering and/or so
conservative in their sensibilities that they are offended by dogs sniffing or mounting each other that it makes it almost impossible to enjoy my time
I can understand the guy asking me about neutering and even giving me a card but thats where it should end. He expressed his opinion and that should
be it. There are no laws that you must neuter or spay your pet and there are no rules in the dog park that require it.
It is my choice to not neuter my pet. I have done the research and I am aware of the dangers associated with neutering. All of the "pros" to
neutering pet are not based in science. There is no research to back the claims.
The article in the OP is a perfect example of someone over reacting to normal dog behavior. Dogs will get rough with each other when they are
playing. And if it escalates, you get in there and separate them. I have seen this happen before and its not a big deal.
If you dont want your dog sniffed, mounted, or playing with other dogs...dont take them to a public dog park where this behavior will most likely
Sorry for the rant on this subject but the article made me think of all the jerks that I have encountered at my local dog park. And it doesnt
surprise me that some guy went way too far.