This is why dog owners must tie their dogs up when outside or have a fence the animals cannot jump over.
I just began my run, literally only a minute into it, when this small dog tripped me. I never even saw him. I did hear his little feet on the pavement but the next thing I knew I was on the ground, face first. This dog didn’t bite me, but it finally did what I’ve been dreading for the past few years when I run past this house. It has nearly tripped me on many occasions. I know at least one person that has kicked it (and no, it wasn’t me) because this runner didn’t want the dog to bite or trip them either.
You have a responsibility as a dog owner to keep control of them. No matter the size of the dog, they can still hurt someone.