I don't ever walk the streets around my home now, for the fear of a dog not being on it's LEASH!
My life has had to change, for that very point.
Yes...dogs should be at all times on a leash.Dog signs are there for a reason, so I say dog owners need to comply.
I comply, as there are enough places I can take my dog that allow off leash play. While leash restrictions may irritate some dog owners that "know" their pets, this is a case of protecting the common good. As much as I love my dog, I don't want my kids around unknown unleashed dogs in public spaces.
Yes, I always have my dog on his leash when we go out of the yard. I actually do this for his safety. He is a chihuahua and vulnerable to attack from larger dogs. If he is on his leash I can quickly pick him up if a dog not on a leash comes bounding up. If he is a few metres from me and not on a leash he could be badly injured by the time I got to him if a dog attacked him.