Because Madeline is dog aggressive I plan my walks carefully to try to avoid houses with dogs (she's hard to control if she hears barking) and I like to make sure I can see a long way ahead so I can take evasive action if I see anyone coming.
I took her out tonight and it was going ok, she was a bit hyper because of the weather, untill I round a corner and there's a guy with a small dog off lead running towards us.
I can hear him yelling at the dog to come, I've turned tail and tried to walk carmly but quickly away thinking 'dont look just walk'
Luckely his dog gave up the chase.
But I was left shaky, heart pounding and trying to rangle Maddy back undercontrol.
After many many $$$ on training she's better than she was a year ago but still my partner wonders why I hate taking her out.
Sorry for the long rant, I need a drink now.