I live in one of those neighborhoods too. It's very dog friendly and most people have good manners about so many dogs living in such a thickly settled place but there's always bad apples. LOL my favorite kind of bad owner is the frufru scooper - they see you coming w/ a GSD and instead of correcting their little dog for flipping out, they pick it up.
We had one neighbor who let her yorkie run right off the porch and bite Luther on the ankle 'Oh he just loves playing with big dogs' It happened like 3 times and I'd always tell her that's not playing and Luther's not going to hurt your yorkie (doubt he even felt it LOL) but some other dog will. We ran into them on a walk one day, the yorkie's going nuts and she picked it up instead of correctingit. Yorkie bit her right on the cheek! Yeah, he's just playing and you're bleeding now.
Last fall a couple teenage girls were walking with their bishon, totally aggressive little monster. It was mouthing off at Venus - Venus was in her 'who are you talking to like that, I'll eat you!' bratty teenage period so she barked back. The girl picked up the Bichon and it proceeded to break it's collar, jump down and charge at my dogs. While they're standing there giggling at the broken collar. Bichon bit Venus on the leg and thankfully she was so startled by that, she didn't grab it and I was able to push it away with my boot. Yeah thanks agressive little dog, you made my puppy think every dog who woofs at her is going to run up and bite her leg.
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