Asked about this on another thread, thought I'd start a separate thread. Obviously letting your dog rush up to an on-lead dog is not good, because that dog is on-lead for a reason & it's sort of a signal to other walkers that they might not want their dog interacting with other dogs. I'm just wondering, is it generally annoying to have a playful/exuberant/maybe somewhat OTT dog rush up to your (off-lead) dog? Having a large breed dog, I try to be careful with when I let him off-lead with other dogs. Lead goes on when I see: -Smaller dogs. He jumps about trying to play, so I'm aware of the risk he might injure one of them -Older dogs. Again, I don't like the idea of him being demanding trying to play when the dog is old -On-lead dogs -Dogs who are very focused on their owners or not wanting to play with other dogs Just wondering though having read some of the pet peeves on the other thread, is it generally annoying to have a big boisterous young dog run up to your dog (supposing it's not on-lead/small breed/old/disinterested)? His recall is improving, but it can take a few goes calling him for him to come away if he & the other dog start playing. I'd hate to think it's a massive irritation for other dog walkers, but at the same time it's hard to know how else he can socialise with other dogs off-lead. Is there a general etiquette for this??