amalie79 wrote:It sounds pretty geeky, but I heard one great suggestion for this. Plant yourself somewhere on the side of the path (this walking trail has benches along route set back from the pavement). Set up a little TV tray 20 feet down the path with a bowl of treats and a sign that says, "My dog is scared of strangers; please toss her a treat when you walk by, but also please ignore her," or something like that. Might be worth doing as the weather picks up and people are out walking.
This sounds like an interesting idea.
If I came across it while hiking somewhere, I would toss treats to the dog.