Yesterday at a dog park that is usually very nice to go to, Kipawa was bullied by two larger dogs. He was totally submissive to these dogs but they were being quite brutish to Kipawa, pinning him on his back. One even peed on him while he was standing up, so his coat got soaked, but is fine after a good wash.
The owners did not settle down their dogs. I rescued Kipawa quite quickly and we left (of course AFTER I had a few words with the owners).
So, I am wondering why this happened.
1. These two dogs seemed to be just playing and running with each other, but because they were running, Kipawa wanted in on the fun. Kipawa was running faster than them. Maybe they didn't like that? Did they see Kipawa as a '3rd nostril'?
2. Kipawa was wearing a small winter jacket. Would that have had something to do with it?
Also, one of these dogs, an overweight chocolate lab was not wearing a collar. His owner couldn't even get him off Kipawa.
:( So, that park is off our list of places to go to. I know many of you don't like dog parks for various reasons (like these). I think Kipawa and I are close to becoming one of you. He just has so much fun with other dogs. But I am NOT going to ruin his great personality by these types of encounters.