Yay! We had a successful time in the main area of the dog park! I'm so glad.
First, I made sure that we had a long walk early this afternoon to drain some of his energy. It took about two hours in total, but that includes stopping for lunch.
When we first got to the dog park, I put him in the small dog section. All the other dogs were in the main area, so Loki was all by himself. He sniffed a couple dogs by the fence and ran along it too. I noticed that all the dogs in the main area were pretty calm and well-behaved.
Only because all of the other dogs seemed so calm, I decided to bring Loki to the main area. No dog came up to greet us when we first entered - a good sign. I took Loki to the water fountain and then ran over to a more secluded corner of the park. Then, I threw some tennis balls around for him to chase. Loki was very well-behaved when greeting a couple dogs and ran around for a little bit with one. We mostly stayed away from the main cluster of dogs and people and kept to ourselves. It was a good day =)