Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Dogs Name: Pamelot's XXX State of the Union aka Duke
Dogs Age: Born December 28, 2011
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We didn't know any better when we got Duke, and eventually learned that dog parks weren't a good idea for us. Speaking from our own experience, we learned that even though our boy was young at age, he was large in size. It was difficult for him to find a suitable play mate, and dogs that were his size, were much older, and they would scare him.
We didn't want to risk our boy getting tramatized for any reason at such an impressionable age, so we stopped going. When he was older, between 6-11 months old, we would only go when we had play dates arranged, and would only go during "off times" at parks that weren't as crowded.
But since Duke turned 1, we haven't been back to a dog park yet. We started to notice that around 11 months of age, Duke was getting bully-ish with the other dogs. Intact males just aren't good candidates for dog parks. Not worth the risk of your fur-child getting hurt, or getting blamed for something he may or may not have done.