Part of being a responsible dog owner is understanding that it's up
to you to ensure that your dog is well behaved and manageable, both in public environments such as the park, or at home.
A dog that is responsibly cared for will be appreciated by
people who like dogs and are comfortable with them, and also by people who choose not to own a dog.
Many people find it hard to train a dog, to be obedient, by
themselves. There are many dog clubs that have been set up to provide low cost support for both owners and the dog (see the listing)
There are also many private dog training companies that can
assist (check the Yellow pages under Dog Training)