So...that's TWO votes for me not being misguided and foolish? Yay! I'm so honored
Seriously, maybe what I do is overkill, but I'm just very protective of my dog. I don't want to give anyone any reason to complain about my dog. I see it as my responsibility to keep him out of trouble and because I understand that he scares people, I go to the extra trouble. Of course, it's a quiet residential street, so I can cross back and forth all the live long day without a problem and I can see any potential problems coming from about 40ft away. I understand that not everyone can have that though.