Yesterday my wife and I took our two boys to the beach for a walk. We left the girl at home because she's old now and can't tollerate the cold very well. She's really not interested anymore either.
While on the beach, a woman came along with her dog that was unleashed. The law is, dogs leashed at all times. Our dogs were leashed. The thing is, our dogs don't like other dogs, and as her dog approached, our dogs began to bark their heads off. And her dog kept coming, and with its hackles raised. Yet she would not call back her dog.
I eventually had to shout at her to call back her dog, but still she wouldn't. I shouted at her again to call back her dog and she eventually did. Then she said “It's okay, my dog is friendly”. What? No, it's not okay. I could give a damn if your dog is friendly. My dogs aren't and neither am I.
And that is what I really dislike with some dog guardians. They have no respect for anybody else's space. They use their dogs as a social pawn to befriend other dog guardians. If you are lonely and looking for friends, then take your dog to a dog park where the dogs are free to be off a leash and play with each other and you can socialize with other dog guardians. If I want to make friends I'll go to a social event. Otherwise, just stay the hell away from me and my babies.