People don't think rationally, they think emotionally. You can't convince them of anything unless they have tried it. People get this way about kids, too. I've actually been told not to tell children NO. Yeah, that changed fast so perhaps someday people will realize that PP doesn't work for all things. Dogs generally won't crumple and die if they are told no under fairly. It is when people don't show their dogs what is expected, then get angry and just lash out! That is what makes dogs die inside, a little each time.
Your buddy is only a year old and it takes a couple of years to mature fully. Even then, there will be times when you will have to tell your dog, NO, not that, do this instead. It will just become less and less frequent. So enjoy going out and playing with your pup. Teach it how good life is when you two work as a team. Those who complain, ask them to show you their dogs. If their dogs are great you might be able to pick up a few tips from them. If their dogs are a menace, laugh when they can't hear you.
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