We had been for a lovely long walk along a bridle path near our house. Passed a few people on the way, everyone nice and chatty. On the way back this dog appeared from the bushes, a big black whippet looking thing but fatter.
Ds was ahead on his scooter and it ran after him barking. I ran and picked up ds and was trying to keep calm but this dog was circling us. growling and barking. I was very scared actually.
There was no one around so I kept walking ahead not making eye contact with teh dog. Don't know why but I was more scared if I looked at it.
Pees me off that people can not keep a close eyes on their dogs. It spoilt a lovely morning stroll.
Think you did the right thing - am sure I've heard you shouldn't make eye contact but it's a challenge. Glad you are OK. I got chased by a bull terrier leaving the house a few months ago and it was genuinely scary.