Dog-Walking Etiquette

We’ve all been in that situation walking our dog down the sidewalk, not sure if we should be concerned about the dog coming towards us.  What is the proper etiquette?  Should we let the dogs meet?  Should we turn the other way?  The AVMA recommends owners of dog-aggressive canines tie a yellow ribbon to the leash of a dog that might bite as a warning to others.  This article reveals some of the same frustrations our community has as we try to be more social with our dogs.  Remember to be courteous and take responsibility for your own dog.  Be honest with yourself about their tendencies to react with other dogs and hopefully we can share the sidewalks peacefully!