I am fortunate enough to live in an area where there are many trails and parks within 20 minutes of my house. I walk the dogs each day, and generally walk them at a different park each day.
Most of the time, I find I am the only one at the park, or on the hiking trail at the park. But occasionally I run into other people.
When it's people with their dogs, the dogs get excited, do some sniffing, etc. All is good.
But when it is someone with out a dog (runners, hikers, etc), especially if it is a man and he is alone, my dogs go crazy barking at him.
I know they're just being protective of me.
So, is it wrong that I allow this? I don't have a problem with them barking, I even thank them afterwards for protecting me. I don't want people thinking that they can come up to me on these walks. I frequently walk early in the morning, or late at night, and I walk my three dogs by myself.
I feel safer if they bark a little... That's okay, right?
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