Bacon is always runny at dog parks
I have a 8 year old pug named Bacon. My husband & I have had him for 2 years from a local rescue. When it's cool out, I like to take him to a dog park to get some exercise and be around other dogs. The only problem, he has diarrhea! ...a lot! This only happens at dog parks so I'm thinking he is nervous. What's funny, he's very content sitting on my lap at the park. Actually he will help himself to any stranger's lap too! However when he's roaming around, he will sniff around and make his mess. Then roam around some more. He is not aggressive when he's around dogs but I have to admit he would rather be sitting on a human. Which is an embarrassing problem because my husband & I are chasing him around the park with a wet wipe to make sure he won't leave any gross streaks on strangers.
Any other time we take him out for potty breaks, he's solid (sorry to get graphic lol!). I guess this isn't really a pug issue, more of a socializing problem. I'm wondering if I'm pushing too hard to force him around other dogs? Anyways wonderful forum!
Image of Bacon at a dog park and my husband holding onto his pug handle aka tail: