What is that show? Is it a reality show? It's not actors, right?
I had not heard of rage syndrome before. Interesting. At the dog park one night, i was walking up the walk toward a man sitting on the curbside of the walk, there was a bassett hound sitting next to him and a couple of cockers, i'd seen them before on other days, had chatted with him before.
As we approached, i guess because the man was sitting on the ground, Zack ran up to him and wanted to lick his face. The man said something about one of his cockers getting angry if he paid attention to another dog, but he returned Zack's affection anyway. People always find Zack irresistable. Anyway, as that happened, one of the cockers (they were both golden colored) started snarling and growling aggressively at Zack, the man picked her up and told her to stop, it only lasted a second or two.
I was not getting what was happening, it was happening too fast. Zack ran up to the man again, as friendly and affectionate, and the dog lunged at Zack, and got on top of him, growling and roaring. Zack was crouching down as low to the ground as he could get, the man was on his feet and was yelling at his dog, and grabbing for the dog, and i was yelling Zack's name and reaching for him, i was about 3 feet away when she attacked him, i picked him up off the ground and walked away to another part of the park.
She was a small cocker, not much bigger than Zack, but huskier. The intervention happened so quickly, there was no injury, but i was surprised at the sudden viciousness of this dog without a reasonable provocation, she was fine, calm, friendly, wagging her tail as we approached, but as Zack moved up to her owner, she went berserk.
From a distance, a few moments later, i saw the man get up and head toward the exit with his dogs. It was a sad forlorn image. I don't know if this is rage syndrome--according to the man, the dog only does the behavior if another dog gets near him, otherwise, he says, she doesn't do it.