hiya i hope you can help me with this, and im sorry it is so long. Well here goes. my staffie ( not the short legged type) tyla is 4 years old and a very large male. ( he is 4 stones of pure muscle) he is one of seven puppies that i had to hand feed ( from day 5 to 8 wks) after his mom got into difficulties through very heavy bleeding and needed to be spayed, so she could not feed them ( althought she never gave in bless her). he was always a lovely dog and loved going for walks in the park and running around with his mom and timmy ( his step dad lol ). when tyla was 5 mths he was attacked by a rottie and again at 8 mths by an alsation ( both who approched us in the park) but this didnt faze him he still liked to play with other dogs. that all changed one day when he was 12 months old and a man with a jappanieze akita ( a female) let his dog loose and it attacked my other staffie tara (tylas mom)it just ran up and attacked for no reason. well tyla just seemed to see red and attacked it back, it was horrendous, he got hold of it and refused to let go, it was like he was demented and wanted to kill it. He did cause a lot of damage and my dog was punched several times by the male owner to try to make him let go. i stayed calm and just tryed to make tyla let go ( no screaming what so ever as i think it make matters worse)even though i was in a state on the inside, eventualy he did let go. Ever since this epiesode tyla has a hatered for other dogs , male or female. he wont even sniff em to see what they are he just goes into attack mode. now dont get me wrong i have worked hard to stop this and after watching lots of ceser milan programs ive got a good bit of it under control. ive got him from trying to brake my arm and dragging me over the road to get to em, to , walking calmly passed em but he does keep his eye on them as well. my problem now is dogs who are loose and run up to him. he just attacks when the get to close no warning just jumps on them and wants to kill em. for this reason i can never have him off a lead ond walk him on a lead that extends 26 feet. i only let him off if the feild is clear. he stays by me and dont run away at all. if i bump into ppl in the street with a dog on a lead and they stop to talk he will sit but he will be stiff and staring at the other dog, if i turn him away he will shake like a leaf and whine to go. if they try to sniff him he just attacks. but im still not giving up on him. what do you suggest i can do to help this. i wanna be able to walk him in the park and let him run free. maybe i will never be able to. its so sad as when they all go together he is the only one on a lead in the park and carnt run around much with the others. i do take him with his mom to a feild up the lanes by me to run free with his mom. but i carnt do it every day. ill try anything. thanks kellie. ps i wont muzzel him as there are a lot of teens in my area who have staffies and pit bull and if they attack he carnt defend himself can he. they dont ever seem to have em on leads ( makes me so angry).