How did we get from a puppy that isnít affectionate to being a bad person if we donít like all dogs, even nuisance dogs? We all have different ideas of acceptable behaviors and those we canít tolerate. I hated when relativesí dogs would try to climb up my legs with sharp little toenails and ruin my clothing while they did it. The owners would say, just pick them up and they will stop jumping on you. Why would I want to pick up an overly excited out of control dog when I was dressed up? I canít stand dogs that are out of control. Now, my working line is unusually friendly and loves guests as long as itís Ok with me. He barks and does the watch dog thing until I give permission to stop or tell him thank you. Then he wants to socialize. My trainer said to cut that behavior back so heís not so intrusive and we have. Why shouldnít I expect other dog owners to be as respectful of me as I am of them? I intentionally donít own lap dogs for a reason. People have told me my dogs scare them or asked me to keep my dogs away and I do. So, why should I be subjected to bad behaviors from their dogs? This is not about loving dogs. Itís about raising dogs to be good citizens out in the world in in peopleís homes. Why else would AKC have the CGC awards program in place?