I believe you.
I also believe the people, including my daughter, who experienced otherwise.
I’ll see how it goes for me. I prefer your experience, but I will not schedule dogs in advance for days I may not be up to wrangling them. It would be unfair to the dogs and their owners. If I’m fine, I’ll take last-minute appointments, if requested.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.