Banjo had a dog have a go at her for the first time (with me) today. We were at a friend's place and she has a labrador x poodle. It being a dog yard, there were bones lying around. Which I think was what the scrap was about. I didn't see exactly what happened as they were behind the table, but apparently the other dog lunged at her. All I heard was this terrible yelping sound. And then Banjo coming to me needing some reassurance.
All calmed down and no harm was done. And now I know she is indeed likely to just act submissive and walk off in such a situation. Which seems better than never backing off which is what my old dog was like.