First, I'll premise this by saying that I love dogs. I grew up with 4 dogs and have always had a nice family dog. I trained them in 4-H growing up and we have a great, well-trained family dog now who is very friendly and well behaved. But that said, what is up with people who can't control their dogs? I will typically give anywhere from 3-6 estimates a day for various landscaping and/or lawn work. So I am always meeting people in their house. And although I prefer to go around the house in order to go see the back yard, most people usually insist that I "Oh, just come on in. Don't worry about your shoes." So not wanting to be rude, I'll usually accept the invite. And all we usually do is just walk right to the back door so they can show me what they want done in back. But half of them have like this uncontrollable dogs that just friggin' jump all over you, lick you like crazy, get hair all over you, etc. And they always have their half-apologies too. Like, "Oh. I am sorry. Sofie, be nice to that man. Do you like dogs?" And I am thinking, "Uh, yah. I like dogs. But I am not here to play with your friggin' out-of-control mongrel! I am trying to do some WORK! Hello?!?" Why can't people train their dogs to behave? It's not that hard. There are hundreds of books on it, websites, classes, training schools. Dogs are like one of the easiest animals to train. And if you don't want to train your ugly dog, is it that friggin' hard to just put him in the garage when you have guests come over? Can I get an Amen, here?