As my friend was checking out, I noticed the pooch made his way behind the counter to try his best to get something from a box underneath one of the registers. I snapped my fingers and said "No! Stop!" in a loud, firm voice which caught the dog's attention and he trotted off to sniff elsewhere. Finally, the owner walked out — without buying anything! — and the pooch dashed out after her, knocking his wagging tail into a couple passersby in the process.
While I didn't approach the human, I thought it was odd that I seemed to be the only one concerned about what his nosy nose was getting into? What would you do in this situation?