10 Things You Should Never Do at the Dog Park

These habits put the health and happiness of frolicking canines at risk -- and irritate the other dog owners.

1. Ignoring your dog’s fear

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Dogs are generally social animals. Yet some dogs don’t want to interact with others and some are downright fearful. Respect your dog’s personality and don’t force it to go to a dog park. Once there, if the pup cowers or otherwise shows fear or discomfort, leave. Forcing your dog into a dog park, which can be a hectic environment, will only increase the dog’s stress, reports WedMD. That’s not a proper way to socialize a fearful dog, says Mother Nature Network.

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