Hi, I've read a few of the opinions on here about dobermans at dog parks and actually wanted some advice on how to speak to a doberman owner. I myself don't have a dobe, but I've been having trouble with a woman who's been bringing her adolescent and intact male doberman to the local dog park, where I've been taking my adult standard dachshund. This park isn't regulated - it's just the neighbourhood dogs. Dogs of all sizes show up, but all tend to get along. People are getting nervous with the doberman, however, but the woman and her father get really defensive and claim people are being prejudiced because of his breed. I get where they're coming from, but they don't see a problem with his behavior. He will play fetch with his owner for a while and attends to recall commands at first. But then I assume he gets tired of it, because he starts running wildly around the park and tries to engage other dogs in rough play - even little ones. This is when he doesn't respond to recall at all, which is the reason I'm no longer taking my dog when he's there. I'v seen dogs resort to growling and barking to get him to back off, and he has responded aggressively. Several discussions have happened because of this, but the owners still act like they're the victims and that it's their dog who's been getting attacked. Have any of you ever had to deal with a situation like this and actually gotten through to the owners? I thought of asking here because it would be nice to get the perspective of people who are knowledgeable about and love the breed and maybe could help me with constructive things to say. Thanking you in advance.