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Hi Jane Stella tends to lunge at people when we are out on our walk along a country trail. She appears relatively un-concerned when we meet folk but then when I have finished talking and move away she wants to 'have a go' She has bit an old friend of mine on the calf some months ago as he went to jog away. Since then I have always made sure she is restrained whenever we come across someone. It seems to make little difference whether or not the people have dogs with them or not. By the way another man usually joins us on our walk who she has no problem with whatsoever. I also take my German Shep, he is muzzled and on a lead, he is no problem, and my little Jack Russell who is learning Stella's bad habit. I used to take an ESS with us, no problem but she died recently. Stella is a bold and confident bitch, hasn't had puppies but hasn't been spayed. When people visit us at home she doesn't cause a problem when they leave. Our dogs are free to run around our fenced off property, the house is in threequarters of an acre but Stella and Meg are kennelled at night. I haven't taken any of them to dog training Cheers John