So I took Nani (9 weeks now!) to the dog park today. She did pretty well, but was very skidish with the other dogs at first (they were all much bigger than her, all were >40lbs) but got used to them quickly. She played chase a little but she ended up getting run over by the other dogs and she stopped playing chase then. She was around the other dogs but wasn't really playing with them, just sniffing them and kind of doing her on thing.
There was one dog in particular though, a 4mnth old blank and tan hound dog who was kind of rough. He was very territorial and the owners weren't very good at getting him to stop doing something. Well, this dog initially was harassing Nani a little, as in he would kinda swing his front right leg at her like he's trying to punch her and chase her. Nani would just try to walk away but the hound would keep after her. Nani wasn't yelping but it definitely looked like she was really annoyed/aggravated with it. The owners would step in and grab him though, and eventually he did stop paying attention to her.
My question is, did I introduce her to the dog park too early? And, in the hound case, should I have intervened or just the other owner?
Also, I noticed that she was pretty good when I recalled her and she would come back to be (each time I did and she came back, she got a treat). I did notice though, after she got about 20+yards away, she wouldn't recall really unless I got closer, is this because she can't hear me or, she's still just a puppy…