I see this person very often on this route I go on, a nice route. My dog and his dog really like one another and their tails go like mad when they see one another. Only the person seems to like to keep his distance. Fair enough. So the dogs don't really get to play to much. What gets me a bit is that this is a really popular walking spot for dog walkers and he walks his dog there every day at prime time even when she is in full season. Anyway today my dog was slightly ahead of me, heading to the water, I could see him and that this person was coming with his dog, my dog was not interested as he wanted to go into the water so although got close to him and his dog as he passed didn't make an attempt to play or anything, not sure if the owner saw me, I was right there, but he lifted the lead high and went to hit my dog with it! I shouted ' do you mind please keeping your lead to yourself now and in the future...!' He apologised. I was rather annoyed but thought to turn the other cheek and accept the apology and walk on but what a bleedin liberty! But what gives people the right to think they can do that for no reason what so ever and in plain view of me as well?