Is it normal that i’m afraid of dogs that run up to me?
I live in an apartment building with small hallways and a lot of people have dogs. When I am walking down the hallways, there are times that people will open their doors and their dogs will run out unleashed and start barking, or if I’m just waking, they will run at me while they are on their leashes. There was one time that a dog growled at me and chased me so I carry pepper spray now. Is it normal for me to be afraid in these situations? Or am I overreacting?