I was taking Rolyx for a very short walk today, mostly it was just to get some fresh air [wouldn't even really classify it as a walk]....I wasn't going further than a half block, just strolling and checking out the lovely day. I didn't get far when some neighbors pulled up and wave me over. The two ladies did well, they stood back and let Ro come up to them...which he did instantly with tail wagging. I've worked hard on his jumping and pawing people, though he's not perfect...didn't jump or paw once. But the guy with them, claiming to be a dog know it all, goes in head first. Everything he did was improper and not to mention rude. Ro went up to greet him and he starts trying to play grab him, even tugging on his ears and trying to squish his face. When I meet a dog, my first instinct isn't to start poking and grabbing at the dog to encourage play...not even close. Fact is, Ros tail went down super quick and he started flinching and walking away from the guy...to me, that would of been my first cue to back off. Ro would come back to see the other ladies who he took more kindly too, and the guy would get overbearing again and start grabbing on him. And I can't help but get annoyed when they are telling my dog needs work with people...Ro wasn't doing anything wrong, he wasn't hopping or jumping on them. He went up to say hi, leaned against their legs for pets and moved on. The only one he was acting skiddish and funny with was the guy, and I honestly have never seen him behave like that with other people, until today. Anyhow, just venting....sorry so long.