A friend of mine says he can't wait to become old so that he can get away with being a total jerk. I always laugh at that. After hearing this, maybe I won't laugh quite so much.Quote:
Answer: Shut up.
Yep, that's exactly what she said.
Back on topic, a leave-it command is exactly what I use. Then, work on rock-solid sit-stays, so that you can put your dog into a sit-stay while you move out in front of your dog and "punt, pass or kick" the dog out of your dog's face.
Also, you may wish to practice a fast pivot (if your dog walks on your left, then you want to turn LEFT into your dog, so that your dog isn't swinging out where the little dog can get at her), to turn and go in the opposite direction.
Between these three tools, you have some options. It's hard for even the best-trained dog to ignore an aggressive little yapper in his face. The more tools you have, the better you can remove your dog from a situation where the BIG dog is almost always going to get blamed for an altercation.
Then, having removed your dog from the situation, you can go back and punt, pass or kick the bad owners.