The most annoying thing that a dog owner can say to me is, "Don't worry. He just wants to play. It's ok for him to be loose." Whenever I hear those words it is always followed by trouble. This doesn't involve poultry but it is a predator/pest problem. We live near a state park that we visit often. We were there this weekend. My dog (small one) was on a leash. Some idiot had their unneutered german shorthair running loose through the campgrounds. They were a couple of smiling idiots with their idiot dog. The dog kept running up to Leo and doing that dominant stance over him. Poor Leo was on a leash and couldn't go anywhere. I asked the people to keep their dog away, and they just did the smiling idiot chant of, "he just wants to play." Of course, Leo is did not want to play and did not want to be challenged so he did his best impression of a mountain lion and snapped and snarled at the stupid dog. I told the people that when a dog stands over another in that stiff stance with the tail up staring at the other it is a dominance thing and it is telling the other dog to submit or fight. Their response was, "No, he just wants to play. Your dog must just be mean." I wish people wouldn't get pets that they don't take the time to understand. I can just imagine this dog causing trouble with other animals and these people never believing that their dog could ever be a problem. No, I didn't turn them in because they were friends with some of our close friends that were there, but I did tell them that they were going to have to keep their dog in their own area until we left. Sorry to rant, but if anybody in the world understands, it's you guys.