So, starting up this thread again. Zeela & I had a bad experience this past weekend at the dog park, some mixed lab/pitbull dog came in & basically tried to attack her, trying to bite her & nasty growling/barking noises. I never heard her scream sooo loud, I ran and slid into mud and grabbed her from underneath & told the owner, get your f#%kin dog off of mine. Don't ask me how I picked her up. Zeela is only like 20 lbs lighter than me. The guy who's dog was attacking mine, I think went into shock and mind you he is a man and I am a female & my dog is bigger. Crazy, anyway, we are fine, she just got freaked out and after we left, hosed our muddy selves off at home. I did take her the next day because I know she has fun there & I got her back. It was bad at the time, her screaming is what terrified me. Loud & loud, she's gentle. So, i still believe in the dog park, you just gotta really pay attention.
This reminds me of the time a standard poodle attacked my Diesel. This poodle full on went psycho angry aggressive and my Diesel being the sweetie he is just flopped over onto his back and exposed his belly. The vicious poodle kept at him and I dove onto them without a thought and grabbed that poodle and forcibly removed him from my diesel who stayed paying possum with belly exposed. The owner had the nerve to tell us it was because Diesel wasn't fixed (this was before he was old enough to be fixed) and normally their precious poodle is so sweet and kind and blah blah blah. Nevermind that owner didn't make one move to get their dog in line and off my dog. I probably would have gone for the owner's throat if my husband hadn't been there to stop me. My dog may be a sweetheart but I most definitely am not.
My point being when it comes to our babies we are capable of some amazing things and also sometimes lose hold of our own senses when there is danger for them. I also think that my quick reaction whenever there has been any threat to him is what has kept him so sweet and friendly to other dogs. He absolutely relies on me to save him from any possible threat. When he is hurt and doesn't feel well he comes to me. When someone or something threatens him he relies on me to take care of it for him which I always do.