The man with the toddler in tow and the happy lab running twenty feet ahead of him.
I saw you from the other end of the street. I saw your dog wasn’t on leash. I saw your lack of attention to your dog.
I crossed the street. You noticed me with my two giant dogs, but you didn’t bother to grab your dog.
Your dog noticed us. He sprinted at us full speed with his hackles raised.
My dogs growled. He didn’t stop.
They realized your dog was only interested in greeting them (and not harming me), so growling ceased and they wanted to play.
But you didn’t hear the growling.
You just shouted your dog’s name (which he didn’t respond to) and you tried to run to us with your toddler in tow. It took you 30 seconds to reach us.
Do you have any idea what could have happened in those 30 seconds?
You’re lucky my dogs are friendly.