I really would like to continue going to my dog park despite recent attacks and incidents that have happened because Eddy has so many friends that go there. But Eddy was bitten the other day by a dog who was, assumedly, one of his friends. It is a 2 year old (neutered, before anyone asks) german shepherd mix. This dog has played with Eddy many times and is always gentle and calm. It's a lazy dog that usually lays around. They walked by each other and the dog struck Eddy, one bite, no continued attack. I was standing right there when it happened. They had no interaction in the moment right before it happened, or so my insensitive human mind believes. So now Eddy has a 2-inch gash under his arm, which makes him wince as he limps around the house. The owner was confused and apologetic, and left. Everyone there agreed that his dog has never shown signs of aggression, fear, or dominance before, ever.
This is frustrating. Switching dog parks seems pointless, as any sample size of dogs will just copy itself into another park, and the same dangers exist as always.
Everyone at the park said it was just a communication thing, between an older male and a younger male. But, as I've read about dogs, they only draw blood if they mean to.
So, quit going? Deprive Eddy of seeing his friends and fellow corgis that go to Gabrielle Park? Hope that one of his friends or fellow corgis doesn't attack him next time? Confine Eddy to doggy day care? Strictly take him on walks and runs, which bore us to death?