(sorry for long post)
Koda has always been a lovely friendly dog, there has only been one occasion where he was agressive towards a labrador X, but that was a fare while ago.
So this morning we decided to take Koda to the market (we dont take Dodge cause she rounds up EVERYTHING) Koda has been going to this market since he was a pup and there has never been any problems.
when i tried to get Koda into the car, he didnt want to get in, for some reason... wich is unusual for him.
at the market we were just walking along, he was very well behaved, stopping for pats from adults and children, and lapping up the attention.
We came across two Great Danes, now koda had never met a great dane before, (or any dog as big as that) so i wasent sure what he would, to my surprise he started growling and lunged at them!!! i disiplined him appropriately and moved on.
maybe ten minutes later we came across a Kelpie X (very similar size to Dodge) i thought koda would be fine, but he did the same thing... growling and he would have lunged if i didnt stop him... we decided to go home, and as soon as we got to the car before we even opened his crate he was desperately trying to get in... this is very unusual for him... in the past i have had to lift him in cause he doesnt want to get in....
in the car he was breathing quite heavily and seemed restless, when we got him home i gave him food and now he seems fine.
i have never seen koda act so agressive to other dogs before ( he seemed okay with small dogs, and was happily letting children pat him)
i can understand why he was growling at the Great danes (because he fealt threatened because of their size) but i dont understand why he was agressive to the Kelpie.
could it be that he fealt threatened from meeting the Great Danes, so he was on edge for the rest of the time, and was defensive when meeting other dogs...