Help! My Dog Keeps Attacking People Out of Nowhere!

Lately, my dog has been attacking people out of nowhere. She'll seem to be cool with them at first and then out of nowhere, she'll attack - as if she doesn't like the way they're standing or looking at her. The most common attacks are at our apartment's dog park. One happened just last night: We were the only ones there for a while. Then, a young couple comes in with their little dog. They came in, my dog seemed fine. We stood there talking, then the woman bent down to pet my dog, my dog seemed cool with it. Then we went back to standing around talking and then all of a sudden, my dog attacks the guy out of nowhere! (Explanation of "attacks": She starts off by growling, then lunges at the person, then jumps on the person and looks like she's biting them, but she never actually bites). Luckily, no one has ever been injured, but it's still very stressful and embarrassing. She's been doing this way too frequently lately and I'm getting very tired of it. Please help. I don't have the money for training so I'm trying to seek help online.

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katesimmo

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Reply To: Union49E

Maybe he thinks he is the pack leader and has to protect you. Go on Cesar Millan's site and watch his videos. My dog is very small and is snappy with small children, cos he has been hurt by them when he was a puppy. I have had to be very dominating with him and check him a lot. Now he knows I am the pack leader and he is not allowed to attack anyone.

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