Fearful and scared when dogs walk by... no not Gandalf, me!!! Gandalf has been attacked a few times now, and brushed it off like it's nothing. He can walk by a snarling growling dog on a narrow trail with an owner on hands and knees barely hanging on to the dogs collar and he just wags his tail and trots on by. Me on the other hand I'm a nervous wreck! Which is odd, I'm not a nervous person at all, I have never had an anxiety attack and always thought those things were just made up by overly dramatic people. But even when we walk past a calm dog my heart starts pounding, I start feeling shaky, it's ridiculous. I was never like this at all before he got attacked. I even carry a giant electric stun cane. I'm worried Gandalf is going to pick up on my fear eventually and become reactive himself. How do you guys get over it? I'm worried I won't be able to defend him or myself in the event of another attack. I don't trust anyone's dog except my own! I really can't bring myself to hurt an animal even one that's vicious and ugly. Just not in me. It's at the point where I avoid the best coolest hiking trails by my house because I'm afraid of being attacked there again. Instead we walk in the crappy city where there's hardly any sidewalk and cars rushing by constantly. Thoughts?