My bichon frise x cavalier dog is now 14 mths old and has just started to 'tell off' any bouncy pups she meets if they are jumping in her face and are all over her. She sort of does a growl and a snap. I know that adult dogs do do this sometimes to puppies to teach them how to behave (she had it done to her when she was a small pup) but I just wondered if I should tell her off or anything? Or should I just not say anything? Once the pup calms down a bit after she has snapped, she will then sometimes play chase with it (her favourite game). She has always been a very submissive dog and I was quite shocked the first time she did this as I didn't think she had it in her! She is brilliant with any sized adult dog and people. Today I said 'leave' firmly as she had snapped at this puppy twice (puppy didn't seem bothered though) and she obeyed me and was then fine with the puppy. Sorry, a rambling post. Any advice is much appeciated - I just want to make sure I do the right thing. Thanks.