EXCELLENT post Marty! Thanks for the links, I have another I’d like to share: http://ourpack.org/dogparks.html
NOT taking my dog to the dog park is NOT the end of the world, it does NOT mean she is not socialized, and it does NOT make people think she is “vicious!” I don’t know where some people get that stuff from, but none of it is true!
Dog parks are NOT a place for socialization.
And as one person pointed out, they are “Terriers” who “need” to chase things – EXACTLY – That’s why they should NOT go to dog parks because of their prey drive! Please do some more research.
Pit Bulls are just not dog park dogs.