burton used to be so good at the dog park. he’d play with the other pups and there would be no problems.
then last year, i started noticing that he wasn’t too fond of boxers. my friend’s boxer and him got into it under the kitchen table last year during chrismas dinner. he would sometimes pick fights with other boxers at the dog park.
then one day the doggie day care called me and said that he had started a fight with a bulldog.
in the past few months, i can’t take him to the dog park without there being an incident. the other dog is rarely the provoker.
i’ve talked with our trainer about this, and apparently we aren’t to a level in the training that we can take care of it yet. plus it’s hard to train because it doesn’t happen every time with every dog. it’s so unpredictable.
it’s hard to come to terms with the fact that your sweet, adorable puppy may be a problem dog. i feel like i’m getting a reputation at the dog park. and that i’m very close to being banned. i’m embarrassed because i know people are talking about us. and they should be. burton has become the agressive dog.
i’m going to feel bad only taking kitsu to the dog park, but unless i can stop whatever is triggering burton, it’s just too much of a liability to take him.