agree with whats been said, get out there and don't be put off. I'm no dog lover, but give them a wide berth if you can. I've been badly bitten before (multiple stitches) and pawed / nipped countless times. The more you get used to it, the easier it gets. As for owners, well the ones with behaved dogs need no comment, those that can't control their dogs and employ the "he's only playing" line need shooting rather than the dogs. You can't argue with someone who says they can control their dog when it has clearly ran off and jumped at someone. Have to say last time I came across a lady similar to your own, she used the laughable line that I shouldn't be on the path as it was for pedestrians and dog walkers, not runners. Oh and it was my fault for wearing yellow. You can't argue with these people.
All that said, its the exception rather than the rule.
hello all, belated birthday wishes to Mrs B LmH - physio first told me it was likely to be a strained ligament a few weeks back, not convinced my GP would do anything. I'll see how it is in a fortnight then take it from there. I did enter County XC champs on 4th Jan though so I have a target.... what - U11 coaching Why - keep me fit last rest - yes ok last hard - hmmm lyric - nope
morning Wabo - ouchie hope the back is better today Paddy - nice bike, the price tag is a nice reminder as to why I don't ride! what - nothing why - knee fkd last rest - I imagine it will be 'december' last hard - walking Joined in the session yesterday (pyramids) running easy/steady, then halfway through 'kapow' - shooting pain inside of knee all the way along the inside of the leg. Did some stretches and walking but was the worst its felt. Slept uncomfortably and its hardly weight bearing now. No choice but to sit this one out. I'll reasess in a week... I don't 'do' injuries so expect more grumpiness from this corner...