Does this shit happen to anyone else but me? I live 20 some miles outside a town and city folks or new residence show up to do there outdoor activities like jogging, birdwatching whatever the hell they do in the middle of winter... Anyway, lately I've been getting some dirty looks/frank conversations by people who think my dogs should be on a leash while driving around on a public road. I've done this for years, dogs run,I drive my car.. it's never been a big deal, the dogs are friendly and typically don't cause problems. However, these encounters with so called winter enthusiast visitors have been a little contentious at times.. the words are you should leash your dogs... my rebuttal is you should go back to town . I say a dog is borne to explore and run, that's part of life, when they get in trouble maybe I can save them, maybe not but the dog who listens know's where the car is... must be just me. I'll continue and try not to get off topic...These not so friendly folk act like I'm putting my dogs at risk for getting attacked/harassing wildlife or run over by me la did da da da... I tell them they've been doing this for years. It's gotten to the point where I feel my ways are out dated and a "true/good" dog owner should take better care type feeling. Well call me biased but I think my dogs are happy as clams and lucky to live outside of a dog enforcement society. My point is..I have no problem leashing my dogs in the city environment, my neighbors have no problems with my dogs unleashed, BUT when a person steps outside the city/town they expect me to adhere to the rules that is governed to them on sidewalks... I disagree. I say I don't force your ways just to please your judgement of animal control in an urban environment... why the hell do you deserve the right to do it to me? There's inherent dangers to running walking around in a rural setting, a few loose dogs that can be called back aren't one of them to wast your breath on. I understand the point of vicious dogs and the harm that may be done as I've been there, it's terrifying, I get it, but if I call my dogs back to the truck once I see a worried look in an eye... isn't that the same deal as being on a leash in the city?