- It is reacting with fear to surprises or other dogs.
- It snarls or barks loudly and consistently.
- It appears overwhelmed by toys, loud noises, other dogs.
- It is attempting to control the actions of other dogs by biting, scratching, nipping tails.
- It is crowding smaller dogs.
Controlling Your Dog
- Monitor your dog at all times.
- Keep an eye on other dogs and their interactions with your dog.
- Only visit a dog park if your dog consistently obeys basic commands like “stop” and “come.”
- Bring less noisy or distracting toys.
- Older dogs are generally going to be more obedient and less likely to cause trouble.
- Prevent your dog from getting muddy or dirty. It’s easier to grab ahold of a dog if it isn’t gross.