What jerks! Just don't get involve with those people making your life miserable. It is so easy to be dog sensitive, your not alone with similar situations like that. A family member thinks my dog is aggressive and went to extreme that my Riley would've killed her German shepherd. This was a few years back it is ridiculous even to this day. Dogs need to have fun too they love it. It's sad when people out there don't let their dogs have fun at all. People are silly dogs needs, fun, etc.
Riley the dope doodle
Dante GS the hiker pal