I have a question as to when Gracie and I are at the dog park...
Background: Gracie is a 11month old black lab. She has been around dogs and people since she was 6months old. We have recently been taking her to a dog park with large and small breads.
Okay, so when we are at the dog park she runs in and starts hanging out with all the other dogs sniff, play and run. She is in a positive mood tail up, wagging just overall happy look and of course chasing balls!
My question: When another dog comes to her to play kind in a bit of a rough way she will just roll on her back and let the dog naw on her leg or ear etc. Why does she allow this? Why does she not get up and stand her ground a bit...
Don't get me wrong I would rather have a dog who is submissive then aggressive but i'm more or less trying to figure out why she does not do anything but be passive.