I got a horrible shock while walking my dog this morning, a small barking lump of anger launched itself at her snarling and snapping away. I couldn't let go of the lead or she would have bolted, and with a busy road not too far away and the speed a greyhound can go that would have been a ridiculously dangerous thing to do. I couldn't grab the other dog or I would almost certainly have received a nasty bite. So i just held the very end of the lead and let her sort of bounce around to avoid his jaws. It was probably only about 15-20 secs before the owner grabbed the dog and pulled him away. Luckily she is pretty nimble and her dancing around meant she avoided any damage (other than a nasty shock). The other dog's owner apologised and said she hadn't seen us there (but we were on a very popular dog walking route), she wasn't holding the lead as she was measuring him for a new harness and he is usually not too bad with whippet type dogs apparently.:huh: We went off on our way, she promptly rewarded me with an extremely revolting "stress poop" (thankfully on a load of leaves so not too bad to clear), and stopped panting a few minutes later. Just wondered how others react in this sort of situation? I was a bit shaken tbh, gobsmacked and just so glad my dog was ok that I wanted to just carry on with our walk and get back to normal. I must admit though, the thought had crossed my mind that if he had sunk his teeth into her I would have kicked him (i'm not especially proud of that).