. Just because you go to the dog park with your dog doesn't mean you're a canine expert, or are welcoming rough housing past a certain point.
you should be able to handle yourself, your dog and the other dogs there if you're going into an off-leash area
You also said "you should" several times in your previous posts.
I'm not disagreeing with you at all.
You should be able to.
However, some at least who are there don't, or can't.
They should be able to, but if they can't/won't that shouldn't keep them from being allowed to be there.
Speaking of should, the owners of all the dogs there should be able to keep their dogs from running up to, jumping up on other people.
I also agree that both parties could have handled it differently, but they didn't.
I just can't understand why the brutal comments about the woman, when perhaps they weren't even that bad. So far we've had rational people here call her a stupid old bitch, a beast, calls for kicking her, even suggestions she "shouldn't" have even had the right to be there in the first place.
Cieli hasn't come back yet, but I've just got too many questions about what happened to put the blame on this stupid old bitch.
I guess this would really have been a sticky situation for discussion here if this coon hound ran up to a mother and her, the kid grabbed the puppy because she got scared it was going to get hurt and the dog jumped up at the kid. I have a feeling suddenly it would be ok if the mother, in defending her child, kicked at the dog, who was making the kid scream in terror.
It's like the dog has rights, a kid has right, a mother or father can defend their kid, but an adult can't defend themselves if they felt they needed to defend themselves.
Come on people. This woman wouldn't have been in the dog park if she hated dogs. She didn't leave the house thinking "I hope an out of control half grown pup jumps at me so I can kick it"
She just did what she did at that moment. Was it a mistake? Yes, no, maybe. We weren't there. Frankly, Cieli immediately calling her a stupid old bitch, while knowing there was no way she could control three juvenile dogs properly, all at the same time, colors my opinion.
If push came to shove, if I had to choose to profect the safety of a dog or the woman, I'd go with the woman every time.