Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Upstate NY
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I'm sorry you went through this! With my previous dog Amber, I had a similar experience. We were out walking and out of nowhere this little ankle biter-sized breed came running across the street, barking and lunging at Amber! This was especially bad because Amber was a rescue, over 3 years old, and while she was the sweetest, most loyal dog with me, she was cautious around strangers and didn't like other dogs at all (and back then I was ignorant to training older dogs with regard to socialization).
Anyway, I was so afraid of what was going to happen, because I had no idea who owned the little dog, I wasn't sure how to get it to go away since it kept following us. I had even contemplated kicking the little one because it just wouldn't GO, but couldn't bring myself to do so, thank God. Amber kept barking and growling and lunging on the leash, and since she was 50 pounds I couldn't exactly pick her up and go home, plus no one else was around.
Somehow I managed to get us away from the little dog, but I often worried afterward about what would happen if a big dog came up to us one day, since with little dogs she would eventually calm down, but big dogs meant she was ALWAYS on the defensive. So glad you got away without getting hurt!