But I did it anyway and the dogs were happy. After a weekend of log chipping and forest maintenance, I was so glad to get outside with my dogs. I was stuck walking my dogs past a house with two little dogs who were not tied up or on leash. No owner in site. Thank goodness I have worked hard with my two so these issues are manageable. I find it amazing that people just leave their pets out unattended. If I had a dog aggressive dog I could not control it could have been another story. I can't say enough to all those who helped me train my dogs to be polite walkers.