AaaarrrgggGGGHGhhh. I don't very often have problems with other dog owners, April is very well behaved and only interested in playing with dogs she knows well. She won't approach other dogs and if they approach her she either runs away or lays on the floor. Most mornings we walk up in the woods and playing fields, we know everyone else who walks there at that time, see loads of other dogs and people and walk with some of them. We never have any problems there. But normally on a Saturday morning I walk her down the linear path instead - a tarmac path that ends in a field - and every time now she gets terrorized by these two whippets. They don't mean her any harm, but they chase her and she's terrified of them. The owner normally stands around calling them back and they totally ignore him. Today I put her on the lead and stood in front of her, as expected they came racing over barking and growling. The owner is about 60, doesn't carry any leads, and has no control over the dogs at all. I told him he needs to control his dogs and he went off the wall at me! Going on about how he has 30 years experience of dog ownership and it's my problem that my dog is nervous! Ugh. How do you even deal with someone like that... April IS nervous of some dogs, but his dogs are the ones coming over and causing the problem. I told him that with that much experience he should know better and be able to control his own dogs, his reply was "oh get a life". I guess I will just stop walking there but it's so irritating. It's not like I can avoid him as it's a fairly narrow path way.