No, No! Mistakes That Humans Make At Dog Parks

Allowing Small Dogs To Play In The Same Area As Large Dogs

Not all dog parks have separate play areas for different-sized canines. Either way, it’s important that you’re particularly careful if you bring a small dog to a dog park. Some big dogs will see them as prey, and sometimes the quick movements and high-pitched barks of small dogs can cause larger dogs to snap.

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Cole Burston/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Cole Burston/Toronto Star via Getty Images

It’s not uncommon for bigger dogs to lunge after smaller canines. While it’s not necessarily the bigger dog’s fault, it can cause some problems for both the animals and the owners.