The popular Nextdoor app lets you keep a profile and keep tabs on many important discussions within your immediate community, and that includes important dog stuff like this topic. We can think of at least one neighborhood situation right now where a woman with a pit mix is literally taunting other dog owners after repeated cases of her dog exhibiting aggressive behavior and hurting dogs and even their owners. The police got involved to an extent but it’s been helpful for those dog owners to know where that issue stands. You should be the expert on your local buzz regarding the dog parks and the people who go there, so you can protect your pup and know what’s up. “Oops” is not an option when it comes to your dog being safe.
Once your dog is ready and the dog park looks good, this will be a great environment for both of you to meet new friends! Remember to follow their rules and make sure that your puppy’s first experiences are short, safe and most importantly, fun!