I am a walker. I walk every day in the neighborhood and on the river walk. I admit I am not a dog owner, having been bit by a dog when I was 18 years old I have a respect and yes, fear of dogs. I like dogs, but I stand clear of striking distance. With all the new apartments there are more people walking. More people means more dog walking also. I like the interaction of greeting people and their dogs when I walk.
Having your dogs on a leash is the law. Picking up poop after your dog is also the law. To all my neighbors I ask for your courtesy, please leash your dog and clean up after your dog. On Labor Day I witnessed a dog attack another dog. Both dogs were leashed but for whatever reason, the one dog attacked. This event was traumatizing for all involved including the mom and son whose dog initiated the attack. They were stunned.