I am with gubenooj with this. NEVER EVER touch my dog without permission.
Alo – this guy was lucky: most dogs hate the scent of alchocol and would just bite if some random strager smellig like it to him would try to pet them. Instinctually.
Most dogs who hate alcohol instinctually turn away when they smell it. They don’t go bite.
And I hate strangers who think it’s OK for their dogs to walk up to me and sniff me, and then don’t want me to pet the dogs.
And my spell checker hates “instinctually”.