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I took my girl to the dog park today and then invited my friend to bring one of his dogs. I thought he was bringing his Great Pyrenees puppy but he pulls up with a REALLY fat Schnauzer instead who can barely walk a foot without panting like he's dying. That was okay though, I just kind of worried about the dog in the heat. But the friend kept chasing my dog around trying to pet her even though I told him to knock it off repeatedly... Ugh.

And then a couple and their kid come in with three dogs--an Aussie, a Golden and something resembling a Plott. The first thing they do is let the golden off leash on the way in (but leave the leash on) and then when it starts to wander (clearly having no recall) the man picks up the leash and yanks on it... I was thinking "setting your dog up for failure there..." Then when they came in the golden rushes at my dog and pins her and they're just calling it and it's not doing anything, and then it finally leaves her alone. Then their Plott thing keeps running up to my dog and just standing there and BARKING and that was really annoying... And their aussie kept coming over to me but I liked that dog and I was petting it when it shoved its head into my lap and they called it away too! They also refused to talk to me and acted like I wasn't even there... They were dressed like they were the upper class, sporty type... I was pretty offended by this way more than the dogs honestly and I ended up leaving to go to Petco instead... Has anyone else had anyone "snub" them like that at a dog park? Half the reason I go is for socializing with the owners...

ETA: Oh yeah, the very first thing that happened was a bunch of Amish kids (like six or seven of them) came into the dog park and started trying to take down the signs and stuff! They didn't have a dog or anything, they were just being brats I guess! I stood and glared at them until they left...
 

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Half the reason I don't go is socializing with the other owners? :p

Really, I'd probably smile and nod a bit, and not say anything. . .I hope nobody would be offended by that. I'm just not talkative with strangers. But it's moot for me because I'd have to travel pretty far to get to a dog park, and probably nobody would be there anyway. As it is, my main goal when picking an area to exercise my dogs is to find a place with the very lowest chance of seeing another human.
 

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I'm like... I don't really get involved with many people as friends but I love to just chat... Especially about dogs! So that's one of the reasons I like the dog park ^^ The regulars are awesome. I also have to travel fairly far (for me) to get there so I only go every couple weeks/once a month.
 

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Not at the park, but we had neighbors for a year or so that would literally not say a word to me. My boyfriend says they said hi and chatted in passing with him all the time, but they would NEVER talk to me. I would even say "HEY. Are your dogs friendly?" and they'd look at me, say nothing, and then look away. The last time I saw them I said "Hello neighbors! Is your Lab friendly with other dogs? Mine are." and nothing again so I yelled "Well, I NEVER." and that was that.
 

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No offense to anyone from this city (I'm from san Antonio lol not this city) but Houston has a LOT of rude, 'entitled' snubby ppl so, although I have never had that prob at a dog park. I have had that peob in general.
 

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I've had that issue elsewhere but never at the dog park! I was quite shocked. I guess my unshaven legs and rat-bitten t-shirt and short hair was rather off-putting... Am I supposed to wear brand new perfect clothes to roll around in the dirt with my dog? LOL
 

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I took my girl to the dog park today and then invited my friend to bring one of his dogs. I thought he was bringing his Great Pyrenees puppy but he pulls up with a REALLY fat Schnauzer instead who can barely walk a foot without panting like he's dying. That was okay though, I just kind of worried about the dog in the heat. But the friend kept chasing my dog around trying to pet her even though I told him to knock it off repeatedly... Ugh.

And then a couple and their kid come in with three dogs--an Aussie, a Golden and something resembling a Plott. The first thing they do is let the golden off leash on the way in (but leave the leash on) and then when it starts to wander (clearly having no recall) the man picks up the leash and yanks on it... I was thinking "setting your dog up for failure there..." Then when they came in the golden rushes at my dog and pins her and they're just calling it and it's not doing anything, and then it finally leaves her alone. Then their Plott thing keeps running up to my dog and just standing there and BARKING and that was really annoying... And their aussie kept coming over to me but I liked that dog and I was petting it when it shoved its head into my lap and they called it away too! They also refused to talk to me and acted like I wasn't even there... They were dressed like they were the upper class, sporty type... I was pretty offended by this way more than the dogs honestly and I ended up leaving to go to Petco instead... Has anyone else had anyone "snub" them like that at a dog park? Half the reason I go is for socializing with the owners...

ETA: Oh yeah, the very first thing that happened was a bunch of Amish kids (like six or seven of them) came into the dog park and started trying to take down the signs and stuff! They didn't have a dog or anything, they were just being brats I guess! I stood and glared at them until they left...
Weird, you say ??? ... the entire scene sounds more like 'just another day' at the local dog park here, lol. And then some.

Count your blessings, if your recent experience was the exception to the norm for your area. :)
 
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