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Poor baby. He got attacked by another dog. It wasn't really the dog's fault. Her owners were stressed out by all the dogs there and had kept her on a leash. When Danny went up to greet her, she attacked him. Fortunately, he wasn't hurt, other than his feelings. He stuck to me like glue after that, which is totally out of character for him. Once the other dog was taken off leash, she was as friendly as could be and even played with Danny. I wish we had someone who would help these folks transition their dogs when they come to our get togethers. If the humans are stressed, the dog is going to pick up on it.

Any how. He is exhausted tonight!



After this one, he collapsed.....
 

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He does look worn out and in the first picture he looks like his feelings are still alittle hurt by her attacking him. Such a handsome boy. We had a fundraiser with the golden rescue in a gated area and everyone was told to take the dogs off their leashes because of that same reason. It made the dogs nervous.
 

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I know, poor baby has been depressed all day. He is always so happy go lucky and considers himself the official greeter at these events. I knew it might get him in trouble with the wrong dog, but it wouldn't be fair to not let him be himself. This is the first time in over two years and many get togethers like this that it happened. Hopefully he learned his lesson. Though he kept trying to make up to her when she was on leash (I wouldn't let him get near her, she attacked a couple of other dogs). Like I said, she was as nice as could be once her leash was off. She had to be stressed to have all the dogs coming up to her!
 

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In the first photo, he does look like he is still mulling over the incident. Those who feel they are the official greeter don't usually learn a lesson from an unfriendly reception. I suspect Danny is too good natured and will just try harder the next time. Glad things went well once the dog was off leash.

Danny is a handsome boy.
 

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He is a handsome pup and he does look a little worn out. I like the first photo where he is sitting up in the chair.

We had a similar situation at our rescue picnic last weekend. A family brought their black pug (small) and their aggressive golden to the picnic and kept the aggressive golden on leash. All of the other goldens wanted to come check out the small pug and when they did the aggressive golden would snarl and try to attack. I was afraid major damage could be done to some of the dogs judging by the snarling. The registration materials stated small dogs should be left at home because they might be considered a chew toy by other dogs, but I guess these people didn't think that rule applied to them. They never let their aggressive golden off leash--who knows he might have been just fine if they had or, if not, they should never bring him to the picnic. We were right behind this family so we saw a lot of confrontations. Fortunately our older guy stuck right by our side (mostly) and we don't think our ball fanatic golden realized there were other dogs (200) at the picnic--he was totally focused on the balls.

I hope you raised a lot of money for your rescue!
 

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I hope we raised a lot of money, too!

I don't blame the dog who attacked him. She was just stressed. He didn't hold a grudge either, not that I think Danny could ever hold a grudge, he just loves everything and everyone.

I actually had my mom's dog with us, too. He attacked a lab that got near the food table (he was offleash at the time). He didn't hurt the other dog, but he spent the rest of the time either in my car or out on a leash. He is a 110 lbs GSD mix who I pulled from a shelter 5 years ago. He is an only dog and apparently doesn't understand how dogs can "share" space and resources. He is fine with my dogs, though I have to remind him occasionally that he can't bully Jasmine and Danny. He adores Jasper, but who wouldn't? lol

So like I said, I can't blame the other dogs, or even the owners. Once I mentioned that she was most likely feeling defensive because of being on leash, they took her off (this was after they said she had never been aggressive towards another dog).
 

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What is so delightful to see at these gatherings is just how well 250 golden retrievers and wanna bes can get along with one another. At ours we generally have 250 or more dogs there. There is a lake and a ready supply of tennis balls. Balls are thrown and 10 dogs may go after it and rarely do you see any squabbles over them. This year was a little different because October was a very rainy month here and half of the park was underwater. Things got compressed so there were a lot of dogs and people sharing half the space we normally have. There were a few loud dog on dog collisions going after a ball. Some of the collisions sounded just horrible but the dogs got up, shook themselves off and just kept on having fun.
One of the cutest things I saw was a dog going up to a vendor's booth. The vendor was selling homemade dog treats but no one was there minding the store. This dog was cruising the tables and having a great time taste testing the inventory! It took a few minutes for someone to notice and pull the dog from his feast. That was one happy dog though I'm not sure if the vendor was as pleased to share the cookies for free!
 
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