I just had the worst experience ever since I got Kobe. We were walking in my building past this older couple, and Kobe went up on his hind legs to greet them. He did not come in contact with either of them, but the man started yelling at me. He did not move, or even try to politely tell me to handle my dog. He just stood there in the very narrow hallway and screamed at me to control my dog. Don't know if he did that because I am brown skinned (I have been victimized after 9/11), or he does not like dogs. The man was probably around 250 lbs, and almost as wide as he was tall. Such people are hard to walk around in narrow hallways.
Kobe is 3 and a half months old. He was terrified at all the yelling.
I simply told him (the man) to control his attitude and walked toward my apartment. He was still yelling.
I would really like to know how to deal with these situations. I have never had to before in our building because until today all the people here love Kobe, and know him by name and greet him with affection. He is currently being trained to sit when he meets new people but we are still working on it. The fact that every one around us goes gah-gah over him every time we take him downstairs probably is not helping much either.
I'd like to know someone else's view on this. I am still shaking!