Not when, generally, the "fear response" when something truly does put pressure on the dog, is flight. I would bet a lot of money I could make the dog run, and I am a smaller female. Of course if I backed him into a corner, he'd bite, but it'd probably be a run up, nip, and retreat.is fear not just protectig ones self or immeadiatte pack? that is still protective.
the only living thing that is not fearful under a perceived or real threat is the psychotic who is of no use to its species.A true protection dog is never fearful. Fear is not a good foundation for protection as they are unpredictable. The best protectors are the ones who are not afraid of anything. Then you can rely on them but only if needed.
Check with the Schutzhund people
Any dog can bark and alert. A protective dog will calmly assess a situation, no hackles, no growling, no barking, no lunging. Just assess the situation and only when deemed dangerous, does he act, usually only to the needed extent (ie doesn't bite when a warning bark will do). Again, there is no frantic behavior, no shifty eyes/hackles/etc, and this can all happen in a matter of seconds.
the only living thing that is not fearful under a perceived or real threat is the psychotic who is of no use to its species.
i got that from a viet-vet who won a medal for bravery in combat.
"Check with the Schutzhund people" are you serious??
this is where i have problems with the words, if the action comes out the same ie attacks the sugar out of the threat and neutralises it, what does it matter how WE percieve the motivation for that action, the threat has been eleiminated, if it was a clam full grip or a slashing staccato attack- really what does it matter you/it survived??A dog we classify as "Fearful" is one who ACTS fearful!