I appreciate your not flaming me. I don't blame the small dogs. However as a kid it does tend to leave permanent mental and physical scars. Why is it when some lady walks into a store dragging her dog on a string she thinks it's OK for the dog to go just visit with other dogs. Not being socialized properly they approach head on. A very aggressive move for a dog. Well socialized dogs approach from the side or the rear. I've got Jin and Abby both on leads and a shopping cart full of dog food and this dog charges in wanting to barking and weanting who knows what and now I find myself in the middle of something when 10 seconds ago I had two dogs on a calm down/stay. These dogs (and their owners) are very lucky I don't use my feet to kick them away. On the other hand I do have a loud voice (which as you know gets me in trouble here) and I use to good affect. "Get your rat away from my dogs". Not polite. I then turn on the dogs giving them a major NO! and Down!. Lord help the dog who doesn't listen. Jin is in service dog trainingl He's supposed to ignore everything and for the most part he does. However every time a snarky tea cup size dog appears all my work gets tossed out the window. At that point I may as well go home because now Jin's stressed and I don't need more than one of these incidents in a day. Do you realize how frustrating that is? In all fairness. There are a couple of small dogs that we, Jin and I are friendly with. Roxy the toy dachshund who doesn't bark but squeeks, and Dolly and Molly a couple of Yorkies with exquisite behavior. They walk up to Jin and sit there waiting for him to acknowledge. Despite the fact they're friends Jin remains wary.I was even surprised at the park one day when with frends a couple of lap dogs came up and joined the group of dogs I had sitting thhere waiting for treats. But that has not been my experience with most of them. I still jump from laprats. However let me say that I'm not one of those people who want to create some BSL (breed (or bulls--t) specific legislation) against them as does one group of people here. This group of people has created a list of dogs known for viciousnous and bites including chihuahuas, yorkies, and other small breeds known for snarkiness along with the usual pit bull, rotweiler, dobie fears. They pulled this list from reported dogs bites in the area from Urgent Care, ER's and animal control reports. No doubt the properly padded in in their favor to have it show statistically small dogs have 3 times the bite factor large dogs do. I believe in training. I constantly hear from the owners of lap dogs including those who start week one of a class and never return, "I wish my dog would do that" The problem is they are not willing to work with their dogs a couple of times a day and while watching TV to get that kind of dog. So in the meantime I remain on the defensive from these four footed terrorists.