When my fiancé and I rescued Whistle, a pit bull mix, she was skin and bones. She is now at a healthy weight of 65-70 lbs, but when we found her she was only 25. We tried to find where her owners were but no one claimed her. She and Jody got along great and Jacob, my fiancé, and I fell head over heals in love with her. She seemed to get along great with other dogs and was always so excited when we went for walks. So I took them to the dog park on a slow day. She did wonderful! Any dog she met she would play with. Her favorite dogs were the little ones. She liked to topple them over and lick their face. We were smitten. So one day we took a trip to Jacob’s family farm for a few days and introduced her to Mia, Jacob’s yellow lab. They got along great the first day and actually slept together that night. The next day Jacob was working on a car in his shop when Whistle jumped on him for attention. Being a busy man hard at work he pushed her off of him and told her no. Well Mia did not take that well. Apparently thinking that Whistle had hurt her person she lunged at her going for the throat. We just barely got them apart before they could really hurt each other, but it was too late for their friendship. That was about 8 months ago and they still hate each other. We’ve tried gently reintroducing them but it never works. Last time Mia broke her leash to get to her and that time we had to rush Whistle to the vet because she had a bad bit on her eye! Thank goodness she didn’t loose it. The vet said just a little higher and she would be in surgery. They are both happy and healthy now, physically anyway. But Whistle is so traumatized because of this whole ordeal that she’s afraid of all dogs bigger than her. She growls at any big dog she sees and lunges at them if they get too close. Going out on walks is very difficult to say the least. I feel so bad for my poor baby! She’s such a sweet girl but she’s scared and I don’t know what to do to help her! I was thinking about getting her a caged muzzle so she can still breath comfortably but can’t bit other dogs if she got the chance. But I don’t know if that will really help her. My baby needs help and so do I.