Oh how I hate the people who have their dogs offlead if they can't control them. I was walking my girl this morning when a man, with a baby in a pram approached - he had his dog off lead. It rushed towards my girl, hackles up and started barking. Not bowed down as if it wanted to play. It was a much larger dog than mine. He called it, but it didn't respond. He said "it won't hurt your dog". There's no way that I could pick up my 20kg dog, even if I wanted to. I got my dog to sit, hoping that it would be a non threatening position to the other dog. I told her to "ignore". and she trusted me enough to do that. Why do people do that?