Am I allowed to get mad at the for bringing their "not-okay-with-other-dogs" there? Sent from Petguide.com Free App
When I had Logan, who was seriously dog aggressive, we never went anywhere that was off-leash as he got older. When he was younger, he was okay with a large 5 acre not-fenced in park, but that changed as he got older and crankier. So no dog parks, no off-leash dog trails, no off-leash recreation areas. Even if he was on-leash, if an off leash dog ran up to him, ugly things could happen.
I couldn't risk it. I kept to places where I knew other dogs were supposed to, by law, be on leash. Sure there were people who disobeyed the rules, but I could then take steps to keep their dogs away from mine. And I had an expectation that all other dogs I met would be on leash and under control.
So yes, you can get irked about that- off leash areas are where we owners of aggressive or non-dog friendly canines know that there will be loose dogs. And it's up to us to decide whether or not to bring our dogs there, knowing that dogs are permitted off leash.
Same deal for on-leash areas. If you don't have a recall on your dog and there's a leash law, and he's off leash, don't get pissed at me when I boot him away from my dog. It's a respect thing. Know your dog, and what he/she is capable of handling, and act accordingly.