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My Dog Hates the Dog Park
I've come to realize that no matter how many times I've taken Louis to the dog park, he is just not a dog park kind of dog. I try to take him to socialize. He doesn't like dogs sniffing his face or coming into his personal space, he growls, and salivates. I thought he drooled because he was hot, but he also salivates a lot due to what I think is anxiety. He'll go sniff around and mark, follow me around, but sometimes he just stands there giving me a look like "When are we going to leave??" People see an "anti-social," aloof dog, who won't even drink water even if it's hot outside. He waits till we get home and drinks. Then he runs around like his usual happy self and plays with his toys and is very social with Leroy (standard poodle), and even with my friend's dog (he's large, around 70lbs). He goes running around the backyard and is bouncy and happy. I wish people outside of my home could see this version of him, cause when you see him at the house, his real personality shines.
Anyone else have a dog who doesn't like the dog park?