With a 5mo I have less experience than both of you, so take my opinion with a grain of salt, but for us, it depends. We "meet" dogs, if the owners are receptive and ask (and have what appears to be control of their dogs), but we don't go out of our way. If the owners are being pulled all directions by their dogs, I put Fleury in a sit and wait until they pass. He still goes a little nuts on the leash if I try and keep walking and we're still working on loose leash walking, so that's my strategy. Look forward to seeing what others do though.