So this afternoon Shasta and i went to walk down to the mailbox. She was wearing her pack and behaving and just generally being a very good girl. The kids down the street.... well i already didnt like them. A couple of the kids are fine because they're respectful and calm and ASK before jumping someone's dog. One of the kids HAS a dog who doesnt like anyone outside the family and has bitten the kid before for how he behaves around him. This little brat decided to run straight at Shasta and JUMP in her face. Shasta is a VERY tolerant and well behaved girl and that little boy is LUCKY i yanked her back. She didnt appreciate him jumping at her or getting in her face like that. He refused to back off and leave us alone after i told him to several times. He INSISTED on petting her. Shasta doesnt like strangers touching her head. She HAS to sniff you first and approve before she's okay with it at all. Shasta and i walked as quickly as we could to get away from him and he followed us. There was another little boy who was behaving just as rudely but listened when he was told to step back. The other kids asked politely and listened when i told them to pet her back. They werent rude and obnoxious. It was a screw the dog, beware of owner situation. After i got Shasta home i went down and talked to the parents about that kids behavior and attitude in general. Needless to say he was in deep trouble. I REALLY dont like other peoples kids. And i REALLY dont like kids who refuse to listen. His behavior just about sent me yelling like a crazy woman. Shasta did good but i shouldnt have to hold her mouth shut to keep her from nipping someone. I dont blame her for feeling threatened. Someone jumps in my face too i'm gonna be defensive. I just..... unbelieveably stupid of that kid. THAT is the reason i usually take the long way to the mailbox despite my knee. just ARG! Kid is lucky Shasta is so good and was stopped before she could actually nip him. I'm not able to run otherwise we would have. Should have dragged that little brat to his door. I cant wait to be out of this base. That little brat does that rush and jump thing to all the dogs he can. hardly anyone walks down our street anymore. Had it been Riley i was walking and he'd done that Riley wouldnt have tolerated it at all. There would have been growling and barking and he just would have been a dog in a very bad mood. he has never tolerated anyone jumping in his face so that kid is VERY lucky it was Shasta instead of Riley. She's a whole lot easier to yank back. Riley lunges.