I am a dog walker, have only been dog walking for about a year and have never had any problems. But today I had an incident that spooked me a little and wanted to know everyone’s opinion. I started walking three new dogs about 3 weeks ago. I am fully insured and had written consent to let the dogs off lead. They are all microchipped with name tags and contact info on their collars. Today at the park, the same park I take them to every day, a maintanence van pulled into the park and into the grass - not a regular occurrence. One of the dogs spooked and ran out of the park, down a main road, across a crossing. All the dogs were off lead, and very good with recall. When I told the owners of the incident they claimed she had never been spooked like this nor had she ever run off before. Thankfully I found her minutes later sitting patiently outside her own front door. The whole incident just spooked me, what If she had been hit by a car, stollen or disappeared and I hadn’t been so lucky to find her at the house. I would have been mortified. But would I have been to blame or under any potential scrutiny from my insurance. I had consent to let them off, they were never known to spook and they were chopped and ID’d. Please can I have some feedback on people’s opinions of the event.