As a dog trainer and behaviour consultant, every 5th client tells me that their dog is 'dominant', to which I have to bite my tongue. I know what they are implying, that in certain situations their dog is a little boisterous, or perhaps over confident, or perhaps has learnt that using brute forge helps him to get what he wants.
There has been a lot of talk recently of a need for a dog park here in Cork. I have been asked for my opinion several times but I have been cautious to answer for the fear that people would assume I am against the idea for selfish reasons.
I've decided to write my opinion down as a way to give you a little insight into what happens when dogs play off leash, and explain to you the psychological impact dog parks have on dogs.
Lots to share !