Took Nero and Polly for a walk tonight at an oval where its dogs off leash's. Now Nero is around the 65 kg mark, Polly 56kg and although Nero socialises well at school he is still a puppy and gets somewhat excitied when dogs confront him at high speed. Polly is no problem whatsoever.
I always stay clear of other dogs to avoid any confrontations however my frustration is when others dont control thier dogs and just let them run 200mt's away from them (where they clearly have no control over them) charging towards myself and my dogs.]
This happened tonight, guy some 200mts plus away whilst his dog is heading at us. Nero bieng confronted took off after this dog and for a short time would not respond to my command. I couldnt tell by the body language which way this was going however Nero finally responded and returned to me.
I suppose it could be said that my dog was not under my control at the time and yes i would agree however, arent i entitled to have my space???