I have a question. Abner plays fairly rough. I really don't care, and he has dog friends that play with him and they love it. He's not scary/aggressive, just rough 'n tumble. He's totally jazzed when dogs are throwin' him down and chompin' on him.
But sometimes owners don't like it.
Here's an example!
Yesterday I went to the dog park and this basset/boxer mix showed up. Now, she had a bunch of energy to let out too. She was literally hurling herself through the air to smack a dane in the face. So her and Abner got to running around, then wrestling. So they were really getting down to business! All kinds of bite-y face and rolls. It was all very bouncy, mind you, and they were just totally loving each other. I was happy, because I needed Abner to get a bit tired so... great!! But then the owners started getting all "UHH YEAH. I don't think this is okay." "I'm not sure about him with her." "Yeah, he's too rough. Definitely too rough. That's WAY too much." So I dislodged Abner and kind of pulled him back. Whatever. But of course their dog was still like "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS." and bounded right back for him. So she gets on him while I'm holding him and they kind of start playing while I'm holding him. Again, "YEAH. This just doesn't seem okay to me. I don't think they should play like this." and all that. I was holding my dog, so... Anyhow, they got their dog again but any time we'd release them they'd play again, because they got on so well. They kept objecting so I ended up just having to leave.
Is there a way to keep my dog in the park with people like this? I don't care if he plays roughly generally, but maybe if there was a way in times like these so I wouldn't have to leave? And just keeping him away from her wasn't the problem, since he would be walking off and she would zoom back like "WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"
I just hate having to leave for things like that, when obviously nothing is even wrong.