We do get lots of attention at Petsmart because most people around here dont see many Malamutes especially one his size, I get lots of people who will back away or pull there kids back because because of his looks and size. Once I assure them he is friendly and love's kids they will let there kids pet him. He is a very social dog and love's people. I am always keep an eye on other people when we go to Petsmart, I see too many people that have there dog on a leash and dont control it. They let it run out the full length or dont pay attention to whats around them. I always pull Tank up short when we get around other dogs. As a general rule is fine with dog's as long as they show him respect, he is a male Malamute though and the entire alpha dog thing is very strong in him, but I control him. Any small dog's that jump at him or bark he generally will ignore or give a deep warning rumble like growl. I pull him another direction and all is good. The problem is that if any small dog were to get at him and he defended himself then it would be me at fault for not controling my BIG dog and he would be looked at as the agressor because in the eyes of people who dont know any better small dog's are so cute and anything cute could not have been the aggressor. If you have a small dog please dont take this the wrong way, its the people who dont know any better that I'm talking about.