I stumbled across these informative graphics created by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants this week. Please share!
Our Lab Marley doesn’t show these body signals but I strongly suspect she is uncomfortable at the dog park (even when there’s only a handful of other dogs present).
Marley drools at the dog park (long strands of drool) and is always happy when I get the leash out signaling it’s time to leave. I no longer take her to the dog park or doggie daycare for this reason.
I’ve seen this scenario countless times at dog parks.
Owners need to accept that their pushy or aggressive dog needs proper training to correct such behavior. They shouldn’t put their dog (and other dogs) in a potentially bad situation by going to dog parks.