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AdministratorFebruary 4, 2023 at 10:18 am121211100
Thanks for the article.
Even with my best-trained and “friendly” dogs, in areas where it was OK to have the dog off-leash (technically, there are not many public places to do so), I have always recalled and placed the dog on a leash if I was going to be passing near anyone that I did not know, and especially children. And did not remove the dog from the leash until I was at a distance that I thought would be reasonably safe from THEIR perspective.
I think many things in life boil down to common courtesy and respecting that people have their own fears that should be respected, and larger or intimidating-looking dogs, especially, are a common fear for many.