So we found a dog park pretty close to our place, about 10 minutes away. We took Roscoe yesterday for the first time and it was a lot of fun, until he was attacked by a really mean cocker spaniel!
It was easily the scariest thing that has ever happened to me when it comes to my dogs, I have never had a "bullying incident" with my dogs ever in my life! The cocker's owner was throwing a ball for her, Roscoe and some other dogs ran after it, and the cocker just took Roscoe down! At first it looks like they were just playing but then Roscoe started to scream bloody murder, I sprinted over and he was so scared he even tried to run from me at first. Poor baby! I scooped him up and cuddled him until he relaxed, he wasn't shaking though so that's good.
Anyway, the cocker's owner came over to me and asked if Roscoe was OK, which physically he was. But then she goes on to say, "she [the cocker] just doesn't like puppies." WHAAAAAAAT? So why in the hell would you bring your dog to a DOG PARK where there are bound to be puppies if your dog is not friendly? I don't get it. If your kid went and beat up another kid in the playground, would you justify it by saying "oh my son just doesn't like toddlers."
I told her that it was probably her fault for not training her dog and that she should leave. She didn't leash up the dog right away but after about 2 minutes of everyone in the park staring her down and picking up their dogs anytime the cocker came near, she finally leashed up her dog and left. After, the other owners in the park told me that the cocker had bullied three other dogs before we got there but that their owners had just taken the pups and left.
In conclusion - what the hell is wrong with people?! Train your dogs, dammit.