dog park etiquette

hey adult humans at the dog park:

just because i’m super cute and i let you pet me does not mean you can pick me up.

is that clear?

also, pick up after your dogs, make them wear collars and tags, close the dog park gate, teach your human kids how to greet dogs and behave at dog parks, and handle your overly-hyper pooches when they try to run me down.


taro the shiba greets a stranger at the dog park.  taro the shiba.

to the woman at the dog park who left both dog park gates open:

not cool. my human, who was off-leash, might have escaped!

you, madam, are the human-who-should-be-on-a-leash of the week!

taro the shiba thinks you should be on a leash taro the shiba.

why do all the bigger doggies always pick on me? huff.


this picture shows why sections of parks for small or inactive dogs are such a great idea. i love to play ‘chase me’, but that’s different than being pestered, chased incessantly and cornered. 


disclaimer: i actually liked the dog chasing me in the photo. but a siberian husky and another dog were a little rough with me last night and that’s why i wanted to share. this, though, was the best pic we had of me being chased. your humans simply can’t get good pics during the times when they’re busy protecting you.


(Source: tar0shiba)