The "I'm not dead yet" Administrator.
Join Date: May 2002
If it went down the way you say, no it wasn't rude.
I not one for taking unsolicited advice. It annoys me, but sometimes, if given correctly it can make me think about something.
For example, was at PetSmart, my boy Nix on a loose leash with a prong collar, being a good well behaved dog, someone came up and told me it would better if I used a harness. I ignored them. They were being nosy and rude.
Now if he had been being a jerk and someone came up and said " gorgeous boy! He is really excited to be here huh? Have you tried a harness? I found it helped my exuberant boy not be so hard to manage" then I may have listened.
So it's all in how you approach the person.
"So that others may live"
Hannah vom Steffenhaus, BH, Wilderness SAR
Eisenhower v.d Polizei "Ike" Wilderness SAR, CGC
B'Lena z. Treuenhanden
Nixon vom Banach, RATN
Phoster, FEMA USAR(Labrador)
Ch. Pennywise Sticky Wicket(Dandie Dinmont Terrier)