I don’t know, but it pisses me off. They always say “don’t worry, he doesn’t bite” or “he’s very friendly” and the dog proceeds to jump up on you, scratch you, lick you, etc and the owner doesn’t even care. As a kid, I had a few traumatic experiences with dogs (being chased and almost bitten) and even today, I still have some kind of underlying fear of dogs. Whenever one runs up to me, I tense up without being able to help it even if I know that it’s not going to hurt me. I don’t have a problem with dogs, but I have a problem with their idiot owners. They can never take responsibility for their dog’s behaviour issues and often don’t even see a problem with what their dog is doing.