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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 04:49 PM
gsdraven
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There's more to it than this but very simplified:

A fearful dog is reacting to a non threatening situation or thing.

A protective dog reacts to an actual threat. (this can include a perceived threat by you if you are actually scared).
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