I love dogs until I'm not on a horse. Then I hate them. They're fine as long as they bark and then run after me and my horse and try to bite her. Then I know that they are there and horse knows it too. No problems. They can follow as long as they want. Just let us know you are there and you have intentions to attack.
But I hate it when a calm, seems to be sleeping neighbour's dog suddenly bolts under my horse. After I passed him 20 times. It gives me a heart attack and you can say that it scares my horse too.
And then the spy dogs... You are riding calmly on a road, on one side uphill. And suddenly something jumps down on the road from the uphill side without any warning and starts to bark and trying to bite horse on the leg. It would give me a heart attack if I was without horse, but since I'm on it, I try to think how lucky I am that the dog didn't jump on the horse while I'm trying to stay on and calm the horse or get rid of the jumping dog.
The dogs are making my trail rides miserable... :(