Re: Got bitten while being submissive
I would have been so upset if that happened to my 6 month old.
I can't pretend to know enough about dog behavior to figure that one out. I would have to agree that some dogs don't play by the rules. Not all dogs are balanced and regulated.
I also am not against the 'bully breeds.' That being said, I don't like Oso playing with dogs that play a certain way. When I went to the dog park, I would spend time watching all the dogs before going in and make sure Oso stayed away from certain dogs once inside.
In fact, outside a dog park is an EXCELLENT place to train your pup. You can not bring treats inside of the dog park, but outside you can train your dog in a high distraction area with treats. You can also observe behavior in the park and enter when you see there are few dogs, playing in a balanced manner.
When Oso was a puppy, he attracted negative attention from a lot of dogs due to his insanely high energy. It got better when he got older.