Originally Posted by lalachka
onyx, was he protecting the family? it doesn't sound like it to me but I'm interested in what you think
op, he should've never had the chance to run out the door.
also, he might not 'know you're alpha' what does that mean in your interpretation?
In his young brain, yes he thought he was protecting, but it is a fear based proactive reaction...and not acceptable. The handler allowed the poor decision to be made, because a young dog is not always smart enough to decipher decision making judgements.