Hi i’m really scared to walk my dog where i live. I had a terrifying experience with a dog and its owners, when trying to walk home. I was just about to walk up a road on the small hill with houses that I have to pass every day to get home from walking my dog. A family of 6 where standing ouside there house whatching there to kids go Karting down the hill, they where holding the dog by the coller, (no leed). I could see the dog was agitated by the kids go-karting, and it was barking and pulling away from the owner, trying to assess the situation, I decided to walk slowly closer with my dog on the lead hoping they would see me and stop, to let me pass. But not even 100m away the dog saw me and broke free from its owner, it bolted straight for me and my dog, it was trying to get hold of my dog and circling, snapping and growling at us trying to come in for a good bite, luckily my dog has a lot of fur so the bites didn’t get her skin! And no I’m not sure what I’m meant to do in this type of situation, so i reacted with my instincts were i tryed to defend myself and my dog. I started shouting at it to get away and was flailing my arms about to create distance between me and the dog hopeing to scear it off, I was also trying to lift up my dog as it was trying to go straight for her neck, which was hard because she is so big. The owners managed to call there dog back, at this point being rther shaken up i would of been happy to forgive and forget, but then i had 4 growen adults shouting and swearing at me saying that I was trying to hit there dog and that there dog was friendly, and then even though I was on the floor in tears they were threatening to beat me up and one of them started walking towards me shouting and with her hands in fists looking like she is ready to throw a punch at me. Obviously me in shock and in tears I got myself up and ran for my life. There were witnesses and the police have spoken to them, but this being my only route to where i can walk my dog, i am physically terrified of passing there house and they always appear to be in, and my husband now has to do all the walking, i Managed to go out with him once but had a panic attack when going past there house, as the woman that tried to beat me up, was standing outside looking like she was waiting and I had to wait 15 minutes for her to go back inside for me to pass. I feel Absolutely stupid and frustrated with myself and just terrified of what she and her family could do to me and our dog. I have struggled with anxiety when out alone anyway and owning a dog so far has really helped my confidence, but in the last 3 years since moving house , ive found dogs just love to attack my dog for no apparent reason, my dog is very loveing with a very soft nature and wouldent hert a fly, could this be down to her breed, she is a rough collie, so is very furry, and may look like a lion to other dogs ... And i would never intentionally hurt a dog, i love them!