I was halfway through the walk when a woman appeared around a corner with two small dogs on leads. Immediately, I called my puppy back and put her on a lead, placing myself between them as I think it's a courtesy to any other dog walker or rambler to give them space.
As the two small dogs approached, they launched into a paroxysm of barking and growling at us as they lunged on their leads. I could only stare as they showed a complete lack of self control and were obviously stressed into the bargain. The woman noticed me and made some comment about their behaviour as being nothing to worry about.
I must have still looked unconvinced as she continued that as they were on leads, she didn't believe there was an issue! Really? Surely there's a better way such as teaching them that it's no big deal to pass by other dogs in a quiet manner rather than getting totally stressed and OTT?