I have a little issue with my Bella. She is really a very very sociable dog and loves nothing more than playing with other dogs. As a puppy she was entirely submissive and would roll over for any dog for however long it took the dog to finish sniffing her out! However, after she came into season, part of this has changed. She is still super sociable and loves to play, but she has a limit as to how long she will tolerate a male dog sniffing her behind. If the male is particularly persistent and doesn't get the message when Bella tries to move away, she will yap at the dog. I think this is perfectly fine and nothing wrong with it...what worries me is that instead of one yap and growl, she sort of chases the dog while yapping at him. I can recall her away from the dog at any point but sometimes the owner of the male dog cannot recall him back, and since the persistent backside sniff Bella wants no more to do with the dog. I resort to picking her up while the owner finally manages to get their dog on a lead and under control so that we can move on with Bella. I don't think I am handling this correctly though. She is very sociable and enjoys dog company, so I will keep taking her to areas where she can meet dogs and play with them. The problem with the persistent male dogs is not directly Bella's, but a result of a persistent male dog. It is normal for dogs to snap when they have had enough, but I don't like how Bella also chases the dog while doing this. I should also mention Bella has been spayed since her firss season and it's been almost 3 months now. Also to clarify, I am not talking abouton lead situations. IN these instances, the owner can control the dog, and if I see he's been sniffing Bella too long we just walk on with Bella so she doesn't get the chance to get upset. But at the dog park where dogs are off lead, it is not enough for Bella to recall if the dog who is upsetting her keeps following.