Sometimes on our walk, Haylee and I encounter an older gentlemen with a pomeranian. Whenenver the little dog sees another dog coming, it begins to get very agitated and barks, growls, etc. This first time I saw this little dog, I sort of smiled at it's behavior -- until the owner whipped out a rolled up newspaper and hit the dog each time it growled or displayed any sort of aggressive behavior. I so much wanted to tell this man that this was not what he should be doing -- there were other more constructive ways to go about this. He is not very approachable, so I have not said anything -- gosh, I feel bad for the little guy.