do other people feel the need to growl at GSD puppies? Anyone else have this problem??? Twice now, in two different stores, two different men have growled at Riley, trying to get him to growl and bark back at them....it makes me INSANELY furious because 1. Riley is shy and nervous with strangers and I do not want him to have any negative interactions with strangers, and 2. because I will not tolerate him interacting with strangers by growling or barking at them first. The first time it happened, I just changed the subject while Riley was looking at him like he was stupid. The second time it happened yesterday, Riley growled back and I scolded him and told the idiot that I was not teaching Riley bad habits. I am definately at the end of my tolerance rope with this, and when it happens again, I'm gonna be terribly rude and begin by asking point blank why s/he feels the need to growl at a strange dog when s/he surely would not appreciate my dog growling at them first.........