I was buckling my son into the car when a scary-looking dog approached me. It was alone, and I was afraid. As I carefully shut the car door, and tried to act cool, its owner appeared with a leash. I wouldn’t have been so afraid had it not been for my son.
Good for you, amand. I always say, "He/she has never bitten anyone", as opposed to the old conker of, "Oh, he/she is alright and won't bite." I would never let my dogs bound up to a stranger and frighten them. Also, people put dogs into stressful situations without thinking what the "animal response" might be. . . . like the peole who keep pushing a nervous dog to accept a pat! Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
Those of us who are responsible dog owners would never take a dog out unless it was leashed. I get SO angry when I see other people letting their dogs run amok, frightening people who are nervous around dogs or have tiny dogs with them. They seem oblivious to the fact that their own dogs could end up dead under a car or cause significant damage to people, pets and property. Their children are usually little *bleeps* too. My dogs go out in a collar AND a harness with a double ended leash which clips to both and gives me a great degree of control if needed. *climbs down from soapbox*
No, not really. But I'm cautious of dogs that I meet for the first time. I've only recently had the experience of partially owning a dog. He is a young. However he is much faster than I am and incredibly strong. So I don't take take any dog of his comparable size for granted.
The question here is ''why'' are dogs not on a leash!
I have been asked to go for a walk, and there is no way with dogs today....I'm walking on my streets.
Even when, we live in a very quite little town.
Yes I am very much afraid of them!
I don't know the history of any one dog, so I have to say you can never assume each dog is friendly.
Oh! Vee, you KNOW I'm an 'owl'! Lol!
I'd got home from a 'Trivia' night so brain was still on 'full throttle', so had to wait until it had slowed down! For me, quickest way for that to happen is to be answering questions on this site! Very relaxing! Lol!