Keeping dogs confined seems to be a problem in my neighborhood, and once Charlie has had all his shots I'd like to be able to start walking him but am hesitant because of running into other dogs. There's at least 2 dogs in our neighborhood - a boxer and a lab mix that I never see hooked up at all and pretty much do what they want. I don't really know their owners to talk to them and have called the dog warden a few times. Why is it so hard for people to at least use a tie-out. We have an invisible fence we plan to use when Charlie is older, and till then we are out with him. If he doesn't take to the invisible fence we'll work on some physical fencing but so many just let their dogs roam. Is anyone else dealing with this and what do you do when trying to walk your dog and it's approached by a hyper dog you don't know??