Mitchell Park Dog run snobs
Original post made by Dog owner, South of Midtown, on Jan 9, 2008
I have been taking my young dog to the Mitchell Park dog run for months now. Somedays there are many dogs there, others just a few. My puppy has had different experiences there; some dogs play by themselves, others play a little rougher, chasing each other around in packs. She has been "beaten up" by other dogs, pushed to the ground, and even run around with her tail between her legs. However, I have NEVER told anyone else how to handle their animal, or ask them to leave. I took my dog there today and there was only 2 other dogs there. A woman arrived with her two children and her dog. Her dog was smaller, and barking and growling alot. My dog was simply playing with hers. Chasing her around, nipping at her etc. The woman turned to me and asked me to take my dog and leave!!! I have NEVER been so insulted. First of all, my dog is in NO WAY agressive, and second of all, it's a public park! I have a few friends who have been present at the park when others have told owners they need to take their dog and leave. There is a large group of "popular" people who frequent the park often, seem to know each others names, as well as the dogs. I try and stay clear of many of them, as they will boss you and your dog around. I COMPLETELY understand if an animal is aggressive and is threatening the safety of you or your dog, but get real! YOU DON'T OWN THE PARK, no matter how often you take your pet there. It is public property and you AREN'T THE BOSSES OF IT!