But even play can be unwanted by another dog. This is the most common scenario I see at my dog park. Some dogs are clueless at reading other dogs' body language. And the owners are just as clueless and say, it's okay, it's just play (I'm quite positive YOU can read body language, kontiki, but I'm talking about the people at my park). Well, rough play can be too much for some dogs. I am not be okay with any dog pouncing on my dogs. It is rude canine behavior. Dogs need to know how to enter play without being obnoxious or intimidating. If they don't, they have no business at a dog park.I do have to say to everyone that many dog owners do not seem to know the difference between 'play' and 'aggression'. I was one of these owners when my beloved spoo was a pup. I was terrified whenever a dog came up bouncing all over and pounced on him. I overreacted. I dragged him away, I left the dog park and swore at other dog owners. I had no idea that most times it was just play.
I've been thinking about doing a video training series on this topic.