I have had an infuriating week. Our nearly 4 month old pup, Bailey is doing really well, still doing puppy things, but he is still a baby! I took him to the vet practice we used for the entire 13 year life of our last lovely lab, for his heartworm vaccination. Bailey did his puppy classes there as well as his first check up. The vet called us in and as he was picking Bailey up my poor pup began to "mouth"him. I thought that's ok he would know what to do. To my horror he grabbed hold of Bailey's muzzle and squeezed while telling me that Bailey was trying to dominate and that he needed to know who was boss. Then he did it again! Through my fury I said, just give him the vaccination and leave him alone. I am now looking for another vet. Then yesterday,while waiting to vote, a lady came over to say how lovely he was and how well behaved. Bailey loves people and he jumped up just a little as I did have him on a lead. I know he shouldn't jump but we are working on it. This lady then tried to give me a lesson on puppy training by putting her knee up to block him, while telling me that she knows dogs and this is what to do! Needless to say I don't think it is. I walked Bailey away before I lost my temper. Why do people think it is ok to do things like this? Bailey is well behaved most of the time. A lot of love and training has gone into his behaviour and while he is still learning he is getting there. What I don't need is uncalled for advice that goes against all of the beliefs I have on force free training. Bailey does not seem to have suffered at all from these experiences. I think I have been more upset than him. Sorry for the long post I hope this week people will leave the puppy training to me.