If you have never lived with a reactive or nervous dog it might be difficult to understand why some dogs and their people are anything but thrilled when your dog eagerly rushes up to them, with or without you in tow.
Rather than judging them or even imposing ourselves and our dogs onto them and their dogs, let us help them.
Whatever the reason might be that they do not wish to have contact with you: that’s OK. There is no social contract that says that every dog has to want to play with all other dogs. Just as you do not want to talk to everyone you see on the sidewalk either.
If your dog does not have any issues: Count your blessings!