Out on our usual run this morning, Hero was off leash on a really big field he knows and we were playing and doing some nosework and everything was going great guns. The usual other dogs were about but Hero was ignoring them and concentrating on what we were doing bless him. There are a couple of men who always have 3 Collies running loose and we've never had issues. But this morning, the youngest collie charged across the field towards us and for Hero the distraction was too much and he went to join the other dogs, totally ignoring all recall. Not being able to run across a muddy field in wellies, by the time I got to the group, one of the men had hold of Hero while 2 of the Collies still ran riot. I put Hero back on his leash and being polite apologised and the answer I got of was 'what do you expect it's a Lab and they're untrainable' . Then one of the men, holding the older collie told me to get him away or the dog he was holding would 'have him'. Not only was this a really bad thing to say about labs but I was speechless about the implied threat. It was his dog triggered the whole episode and surely having a dog that will attack other dogs, it shouldn't be off the leash. I found the whole thing very intimidating and Hero remained very unsettled until we got home. In the normal course of things my mouth would have gone into overdrive and I would have told them exactly what I thought of them and their dogs, but being on my own and no one else about for once thought better of it. I'm trying my hardest to train Hero. I just wish many of the idiots I meet would have actually trained their dogs. Just getting so sick of ' my dog doesn't get on with other dogs', and dogs that run about totally uncontrolled by their oblivious owners and then people having the nerve to insult and have a go about Hero because he wants to say hello and play. It's starting to have an effect on him. Sorry for the rant but what is usually a pleasure for both of us is quickly becoming a nightmare.