On the road at the base of the mountain I encountered a small dog pack (including a Chihuahua!), of which this rather defiant looking fellow was the leader. But, I just walked right past them and he wandered out of the way. The local (often stray) dogs are extremely wary of humans and generally unless there’s a really big group of them they will stay away from you and even run away unless you have food. Then they might follow behind you at a distance hoping for something, but are generally pretty harmless.