Think of it this way, though...if Ky had wanted to hurt him she would have. You would not
have been able to stop her. Truthfully, I think she showed restraint. We often forget what dogs are capable of doing. Even a Golden...if they want to cause harm, they will. I read somewhere that, "You could walk through Hell safely if you had an Akita by your side." That says it all about her breed.
There was a senior Dane that an article was written up about in a past issue of a Dane breed magazine. This dog was the most gentle of any dog out there. He was a very, very famous Champion. He was around 11 years old and retired from the ring. He was completely grey in the face and had a difficult time getting around except for very short and slow walks.
His owner was walking him one night around her block when a man came walking quickly in the opposite direction toward them. As he got closer, her dog started to growl. She was shocked because he had never ever
growled in all his years. Then as the man went past them, her dog went crazy. He lunged at the guy and bit him hard on his arm. Then the man broke out in a run with blood dripping on the sidewalk.
She tried to yell at him to stop, she wanted his information, but he kept running. A few minutes later a cop car came up to her and asked if she had seen a guy that fit the description of the guy that her dog bit. She told them what had happened and the cops said, "We'll just follow the blood then." They found him a couple of blocks down from where he was bit hiding in some bushes, holding his arm.
The woman found out later that the guy was a wanted child molester and had just raped a little girl.
The police honored her dog and said if it wasn't for him, they probably would not have caught the guy. They had been looking for him for months.
So you never know what these dogs feel or sense. I'm not saying to not go to the behaviorist, I'm just saying that sometimes they know way more than we do. I also still think she showed restraint.