Get annoyed by other people when walking your dog? Today I had two situations where I became annoyed by people on a dog walk! We have a french bulldog who we have had for around 8 weeks, he is just over a year old and has a few issues we are trying to smooth out. He is going for a one to one with a dog trainer next week! The first situation was a lady was waiting for us to cross the road so she could say hello to the dog, he is very friendly but I am still cautious about things. She was roughing him up and holding onto his feet, which when people rough him up it encourages him to begin mouthing. If he does this at home we either yelp or stop playing and ignore him until he becomes calm. So when he was doing it I told him off, to which she said oh it's fine don't worry we had boxers so I am use to it. She was then chatting away to me about different things when my dog decided to pick up a thorny stick, I normally exchange a treat/toy for the item and ask him to give. This means he is exchanging it for something of higher value! Before I even got that far she had bent down and was then telling my dog to give(which he wouldn't as she was yanking at the stick), and then prised his mouth open and took the stick. She then began chuntering that he had clearly never been taught anything! I was so annoyed by her behaviour that I just walked away! The next incident was when I had my dog on the green which is really quiet, I had him on the retractable lead teaching him recall and playing a game of ball. I saw a man walking his dog approaching the green so I put my dog back on a shorter lead. My dog decided to sit down and wouldn't budge ( this is an issue which I have posted about before when my dog sees another dog but it is improving and he is going for a one to one training session). He shouts across "is that a staffy bull with sticky up ears", I told him it wasn't and what breed my dog was to which he responded "can you hear him growling at my dog?", "no he's not growling at all"! Sorry for the big rant! I just don't understand why people can't leave other people's dogs alone! When I used to walk my brothers American akita for him no one used to speak to me even though she was friendly,lol!