My biggest problem is my dog interacting with other dogs we may run into at the Vet's office. For example, on my last visit to get Anakin his yearly shots, we had a run-in of sorts. Anakin is a Siberian Husky and will be 9 in April. He's a complete Alpha Male, and other dogs tend to feel threatened by him even though he's not normally aggressive. My husband had Anakin on his leash, sitting next to him while we waited. A gentleman who was paying for services at the counter had a Golden Retriever with him. This dog did not like Anakin one bit; he was growling and snarling as well as showing his teeth at Anakin, who just sat there watching the show. Well, this gentleman says, "Boy, my dog really isn't like this, he likes everyone!" And he proceeds to walk his dog over to us. The dog gets near me and starts barking furiously and snapping. Anakin just looked at him until the man brought the dog closer to me, then Anakin stood up. My husband had to ask the man to back up and keep his dog back. Again, Anakin's not normally aggressive, but he is all about his Mom! I've no doubt in my mind there would have been a fight. Is that normal practice?? Do you have to try and make your dogs be friends?? I blame nothing on the dog, he felt threatened by Anakin (who by the way is big for a Husky). The man was floored that we asked him to keep his dog back.