I hear what you are saying about pets that are either not under voice command or leashed. However, depending on the sniffing hiker and how good she kisses; well....maybe getting her number would be more appropriate than dialing 911.....
depending on one's mood of course!!
But, of course! It's GREAT to see and read your posting on this list, Chi Higgs! God Bless You!
Well, sure. dogs are great pawns in the Grand Dating Game! They are the best "ice-breakers" ever known.
We've seen some really heart-warming incidents when dogs bridged a gap that could not have otherwise been overcome. We both grew up with dogs and love them very much. Don't get us wrong.
There's really no such thing as a "bad dog
It ALL comes back to the dog's owner. If the owner really, truly CARED about their animal(s), there would be NO problem whatsoever. We LOVE to encounter well-trained dogs on trails and we ALWAYS compliment the owner on their skillful prowess and thoughtful consideration. Positive reinforcement has its place!