We are very lucky because we live near a forest that is only ten minutes walk from our house. I went there today for an early evening walk. I had to pass some noisy and agressive dogs on the way back but it was worth it because I love to stretch my legs in the forest.
I had a great time but on the way back I passed one house that had a huge yard but their dogs were outside and went crazy when they saw me. I never bark at other dogs or show any aggression so it surprises me when they growl and bark at me. One came close to my heels snarling and growling, which I didn’t like. The tall person knew that I might react so he stepped between me and the dog and we walked calmly on. I noticed that the owner had come out of his house and did nothing to control his dogs. I cannot understand why people don’t take responsibility. They are the first people to complain if their dog gets bitten as I was to find out further along the track when we passed another house whose owners were standing outside their yard door. I was on the lead and the tall person said a friendly ‘gamarjoba’, which is Georgian for hello. Immediately, one of them accused me of recently savaging their dog! De was furious and told them not to be so stupid. I waited calmly.
Their dog had obviously had a run in with a Caucasian Shepherd and although I have some sympathy I have no doubt that it had been allowed to roam the neighbourhood, as had the Caucasian Shepherd.