Should You Take Your Dog To The Dog Park?

As a dog trainer, I often get asked my opinion on bringing dogs to a dog park. The dog park can be a great place for some dogs. One of my concerns is the lack of interaction I often witness, between dog and owner. Too many people bring ill-mannered dogs to the park and allow them to interact uninterrupted, with other dogs. 

Not all dogs are dog park material. Know your dog, know the dogs who frequent the park you go to. Just as with people, not all dogs get along; some are bullies, some are softer than others, some simply do not want to interact with other dogs.

Here is a great video illustrating some dog park examples of poor behaviour and lack of much needed intervention.