So, I have a 9-year-old lhasa apso. He goes for daily walks and is properly socialized. He has no problem getting along with other people or other animals. I have cats, birds, hamsters... and he gets along with them all. However, he is a little nervous around big dogs. When he was still a pup, he was being walked and a lab/german shep cross attacked him. Luckily, both dogs were on leashes and the owner of the larger dog pulled her dog back, but Odie still was hurt and had to have treatment for bites on his face. It wasn't too bad, but he was traumatized. It has taken me years but I think I have finally gotten him to the point where he won't be completely terrified around bigger dogs. We walk down some busy streets on our walks and over the years he has gotten better when he encounters big dogs. Also, I work for a veterinarian and I take him to work often. He interacts with bigger dogs there and has been doing very well. My only concern is that at an off-leash dog park, there will be no control over the dogs due to the fact that they will not be leashed and okay, lets face it, I'm so attached to my dog and I'm terified that he will freak out. All of my co-workers talk about how great the dog park is and how much fun their dogs have. I don't want to deprive my dog of that fun, so... I think I'm gonna give it a try. Thoughts?