Responsible Dog Ownership
Being a responsible dog owner in public means:
Prevent any interaction between your dog and others unless invited
Comply by local leash laws
Pick up after your dog
Be polite and respectful to others. Not everyone loves dogs.
AVMA: American Veterinary Medical Association of America: https://www.avma.org/KB/Policies/Pages/Guidelines-for-Responsible-Pet-Ownership.aspx
AKC: American Kennel Club: https://www.akc.org/public_education/responsible_dog_owner.cfm