I’m curious as to the general view of this.
The location: pretty much the primary dog-walking park in town (about 3 miles long - always lots of dogs, joggers, cyclists, walkers, etc.). It’s not a “dog park” but it is very dog-full, and always has been. Lots of dogs walking, running, playing fetch, playing with each other.
The dog: a golden retriever puppy, 6 months olds. Very friendly; no hint of aggression.
The “victims”: a middle-aged couple walking along.
The crime: my dog ran (more trotted) past them (about 5 feet away); barely even noticed they existed, certainly didn’t approach, touch or acknowledge them.
The result - woman starts flapping her hands about, and her husband turns and shouts at us “Put it on a f*****g leash!”
So, what do you think? I’m trying to present it without comment, just the facts, and not to distort it with my opinion. Should I have put my dog on said leash at his demand? Was he being reasonable in his reaction?