So proud

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Jarena, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Lettie, Matt, and I were headed home from his parents house last night. We pulled out onto the main road with about 1/2 mile until the next car (PLENTY of room). We didn’t realize that car was literally going about 100 mph in a 45 mph zone. The car came up behind us insanely fast and aggressively. Then he forced us into the other lane and passed on the shoulder on the right. Matt was pissed, he turned into the gas station and the idiot driver saw us turning and whipped into the gas station in front of us. The idiot pulled up to a pump and Matt pulled up in front of him to see what his deal was.

    The idiot stormed out of his car, turned around to grab a gun from his car, showed us the gun, then tucked it into the back of his jeans and ran up to the passengers side of the car (where I was). The started SCREAMING at us that we were idiots and “f*** you” over and over. He was inches from my face yelling. I told the guy his breath smelled like shitty booze then he really got mad. I ended up just sick of smelling him and rolled up my window.

    When the guy first approached, Lettie got up and watched. She waited, decided this guy was up to no good, then let him know it. I held her collar while she barked, snarled and snapped a few inches from his face. She didn’t back down until I rolled up my window and he walked away. I’ve read about dogs who talk a big game then back down. I just found out, in a real situation, my girl has my back. I always wondered what she would do if something like that happened. I’m just so happy she did exactly what she was supposed to do. I was also very impressed that she took a minute to assess the situation before going into full protection mode. She got extra kisses and love last night. Such a good girl :D
     
  2. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Good girl, Lettie! I'm glad things didn't escalate. Wasn't it a full moon yesterday? Weird things happen when the moon's full.
     
  3. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    Wish I could have seen her!! I bet she was something else. For some reason this time of year, the crazy people are in full force. I'm glad the situation de-escalated.
     
  4. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    One of the things I love about our Mastiffs is that they do seem to take the time to think it through before acting out aggressively. Watchful and full of potential, then all business...no one is going to hurt their families. Somewhere on the Forum is my "Ode to a Mastiff" a reflection of their calm, purposeful, protective qualities.

    I just love our pups!

    Good girl Letti, you are your Mommy's hero! Thank God you were there to look out for your family and give that guy a second "sober" reflection that the big dog means business.
     
  5. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I saw this over a week late. That‘s crazy. I‘m glad it didn‘t escalate. This must have been a really tough guy (sarcasm). Good job, Lettie!
     

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