Should you be afraid of dogs on a leash?
I'm going to share a secret with you. Most of us would have at some point or the other, encountered a small dog on a leash that growls ferociously at us as we walk by. It will strain the chain, and make as if it was wishing it were free. My personal experience shows that this is just a display of bravado! In most cases, if the dog is suddenly left off the leash, it will simmer down and pretend you're not there. This is specially true with small dogs. They seem to have a bit of a a complex, and feel that they have to prove that they're just as good as other dogs!