The Frazzled Parent
At some point, a parent will show up with his or her stressed-out dog and under-stimulated child. The child will wander around the park, flailing its arms and sticking its fingers in strange dogs’ mouths, and is usually trailed by a long dirty scarf. When any of the dogs interpret these signals as I AM A TOY and proceed to treat him as such, the parent will scoop the child up and dangle him in the air, which will not help.
Check out the other 9 types of people you’re likely to meet at the dog park, in Taxonomy of a New York City Dog Park