Dogs Attacking at a Local Park
PALM SPRINGS- Dog owners say lately aggressive dogs have been causing problems at the Palm Springs dog park. Video by kmir6.comvideo
PALM SPRINGS- Dog owners say lately aggressive dogs have been causing problems at the Palm Springs dog park.
Gene Powers takes his dog Cooper to the Palm Springs dog park daily, and he'd love it if it just weren't for those bullies in the park.
"In one of the instances I've seen one of the big dogs pick up a small dog and shake it," said Gene Powers, Palm Springs resident.
Rules at the dog park state "aggressive dogs must be removed," but dog owners here say some owners are ignoring the signs.
Powers says a group of dogs was so aggressive, he called the police.
"There's no bad dogs as far as I'm concerned, but some of the owners don't control the dogs the way that they should," said Powers.
Dog owners say the problem dogs aren't trained or neutered. Dog trainers recommend getting your dog neutered.
"My number one complaint is my dog won't come when I'm at the dog park," said Lori Carman, Dream Dogs trainer.
Dog trainer Lori Carman says dog owners need to give basic dog training before entering the dog park. You should know if your dog is friendly and dogs should know how to sit and come when called.
"You need to monitor your dog. If your dog needs a time out, go remove them. A dog park isn't a baby sitting service it's a place to go and play and interact with your dog," said Carman.
-Jessica Flores, KMIR6 News