Very frustrated! Now that some beaches are open for off leash dogs, we took Miles out to a beach yesterday hoping for some fun, where he was immediately attacked and bitten by a doodle... Not a pretty scene - the big baby ridgeback tried to get away but the doodle caught him, and he was just squealing for help until humans ran over and pulled the doodle off. Undoubtedly Miles' fear (coupled probably with being intact) only fueled doodle's rage. Some times I wonder and question the way we do it... I don't think this would have ever happened with our first RR boy, who had unfortunately spent a bit of time at dog parks growing up, and at 2 y.o. was admittedly a menace to society and a bully... but angry doodles kept their distance. With Miles - no dog parks, only good experiences, and one can't imagine a friendlier pup, although of course quite large in size, exuberant, playful, wanting to chase and be chased and all that.. A lover, a sniffer, a chaser/chasee, a playful wrestler, a village clown... but not a fighter by any stretch of imagination. As a good dog should be!! And still he gets in trouble, the only difference is that he is on the receiving end. So, today he was in the human company, leash walking with a quick stop at the little kayak launching spot where he could play in the sand. Funny bit - at 25th second another dog appears, Miles misses him initially but then catches on and tries to run after and meet Unsuccessfully!