Today I took Ollie to our local park for our usual morning walk. He met a staffie pup, only about 4-6 months i would say. The owners were calling her before they had even met, but she didn't listen. Ollie and the pup were playing really nicely together actually, running around, jumping over each other etc. One of the owners was calling her whilst she was playing, the other said "its ok, she's only playing". After a couple more seconds, they then started shouting at the pup, saying "come here" in a harsh tone. I held Ollie so that the pup would hopefully be easier to catch for them. The pup then ran circles around me and Ollie and the owners were getting more and more angry at the pup. They eventually caught it, told it off and then put its lead on. They walked off, saying bad girl, yanking the lead and everything. In my mind, the pup did nothing wrong, apart from ignore their recall commands. She wasn't being aggressive to Ollie at all, although they sounded like she was about to rip his head off. They were really neurotic and the pup just ignored them completely. The pup was playing really nicely so I don't know why they stopped the game to be honest. If they had kept on walking, the pup would have soon followed them. I suppose they know their own dog, but to me, she looked like an excitable pup who just wanted to play with Ollie. I've never met anyone panic so much when their dog is playing so nicely with others.