I often run in places popular with dog walkers (photo shows where I ran yesterday)! This is brilliant because it makes me feel safer knowing there are plenty of people around. I love dogs but still feel uncertain when a strange dog approaches me or I have to run past them. So far, I have only had one incident when I was barked at by a collie off lead. I didn't know what to do so just stood still and looked away from it. If a dog barks, I don't think that is friendly.
I usually see how the dog behaves, if it ignores me, I run slowly past. If it looks at me and walks towards me, I stop or walk slowly past. Anyone got any tips? Yesterday a black retriever waddled towards me with a big smile, waggy tail and demanded a fuss (twice)! That was lovely 😍 Julie