I was teaching her owner the intricacies of working with the long line– guiding a five month-old Australian Shepherd to come on command.
She was small for her size.
The owner dropped the line and she ran underneath a chair and then wrapped herself up.
The owner ran to her and attempted to get her untangled but couldn’t.
I reached in and unhooked the leash and then pulled her to safety– but that’s when she panicked and got defensive. I had to hold her down so that she wouldn’t bite me, but in the process, she scratched me up pretty good.
So, no… this isn’t some kind of desperate cry for help, but rather an unexpected byproduct of working with dogs.