ok I was working with my dog Goren (my AST mix) on his formal heel (I think that is what you call it, when they heel and are looking up at you) anyway, I did it on a walk, have been working on a few days in the yard. He did great, not doing this the entire way but would put him in it for anywhere from 3 steps to 100 steps and he was grasping it quite well. I stopped because he was getting tired, I think I was makeing his brain hurt hehe, so we headed home. There is a Golden Retreiver that lives on the corner house, about 8-10 houses down. I see the kids that live there out on the sidewalk playing with bottle caps, so I go into the street no biggy...I see as I round the car there over weight Golden running into the tree from around the house after a cuzz toy that was thrown from the porch , now I am a little frusterated, I hold my ground, the dog has not seen me or Goren so I pray he would not. About 10 seconds pass with the dog in the street then it finally sees us and charges...I get between Goren and the dog, Goren is not DA but he was not going to back down, he was trying to protect the pack (the body lang. projecting told me if the dog backed down he would have) but anyhow by this time the owner is screaming for her dog to come, he finally listens after I dance with it and Goren for about 20 seconds. She apologizes about 4 times but mean I was POed, I did not talk to her, I think she realized how close her dog was to being dead, Goren might not be DA but his breed knows how to kill dogs...If her dog would have laid a tooth on him the owner would have gotten a vet bill, there is a leash law here and I pray she will now follow it. I hate idiot owners, I am just so tankful Lola was not with me.