>General Running>Mean dog
Would you consider running a half mile with a handful of treats? Cut up a chicken breast or turkey lunch meat. When the dog comes charging at you, throw the treats towards the dog and behind you. As you pass by the dog will be distracted and will hopefully stop to enjoy this unexpected treat!
Of course, he might then look forward to you coming by, so you may have to bring treats with you for several runs. You might make a new friend.
A Dance with Monkeys
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Why should I have to run (potentially) 18 - 20 miles carrying poultry?
Next time I will kick them in the throat and then stamp on their heads if they get close to my baby.
I'll stick with kicking their throats and then stamping on their heads.
Feeling the growl again
"If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does. There's your pep talk for today. Go Run." -- Slo_Hand
The dogs' or the owner's? It is owners like this that get folks like the OP to hate all dog owners.
"Hey! I thought you said your dog didn't bite?!"
"That.... is not my dog."
because I come from a place where it's commonplace to have dogs off-leash, both in their yards and out walking them too.