My GS is 20 months old and adores dogs. He has been taught that when we're out walking and he sees a dog, he must stand still and wait for mummy/granny to introduce him to strange dogs; then, with the owners permission he may stroke the dog on the back. Today an enormous dog, off the lead, terrorised a young couple with a baby in a pram and then made a beeline for my (tiny) GS and left him screaming in terror. (We were in parkland where I allow my GS to stop and explore, so I was a little way ahead of him, and by the time I'd run back to pick him up the dog had reached him and was in process of knocking him over.) All the while the dog's owner was ineffectually calling him, but making no moves to reach him and get him under control.
I spent the afternoon out and about with GS trying to meet as many well-behaved dogs as I could find, so that he wouldn't become afraid of all dogs.
How much do you spend on your pets?
WORD ASSOCIATION GAME 5 February