So my pup R?o is now just shy of 4 months old. He's cute as hell and wouldn't hurt a fly. As anyone who's owned a Golden Retriever knows, they're much more likely to lead a thief to your fine china than alert you that somethings wrong. However, when I take him to the beach or out for a walk, the vast majority of locals act like I'm walking a grizzly bear. The small children run screaming and the adults get this wide-eyed look and back away. I can understand being weary of a grown dog, but a puppy? I just don't get it. How can you be afraid of this little guy?