I know many have been mentioned here before. Apologies for not jotting them all down. A 'park-dog-walker' buddy has a gorgeous GSD who has come far with good training. This friend has characterized a few encounters with other dogs as her dog 'attacking' when all I see is normal boundaries being established (i.e. no continued contact, just a lot of rather snarky snappish 'back-off' signals). Is there a book I can recommend for her to help her distinguish a problem situation? She told me this morning that her Corry had 'attacked' two small dogs at the dog park.

When I asked her about it in detail it seemed that the 'attackees' had harassed Corry to the point that she turned on them and dramatically 'got in their face' to make them stop. No biting, no contact at all. She's very aloof with my two and will greet, but if Shi growls at her sniffing too long she walks away. Correct behavior, right? Sorry for the length of this.
Deb
Shilo, Georgie & Hank
This friend has characterized a few encounters with other dogs as her dog 'attacking' when all I see is normal boundaries being established

it seemed that the 'attackees' had harassed Corry to the point that she turned on them and dramatically 'got in their face' to make them stop. No biting, no contactat all.

It might be worth giving your friend a printout of "He Just Wants to Say Hi".
This friend has characterized a few encounters with other dogs as her dog 'attacking' when all I see is normal boundaries being established

I recomment "On Talking terms with dogs - Calming Signals" by Turid Rugaas.

Kate
I recomment "On Talking terms with dogs - Calming Signals" by Turid Rugaas.

As well as "Dogs are From Neptune", by Jean Donaldson.

Jana
Thanks for the recommendations! Already downloaded 'He Just Wants to Say Hi', it's a very good start.
Deb
Shilo, Georgie & Hank
I know many have been mentioned here before. Apologies for not jotting them all down. A 'park-dog-walker' buddy has a ... snarky snappish 'back-off' signals). Is there a book I can recommend for her to help her distinguish a problem situation?

A picture's worth a 1000 words. Have her order Ian Dunbar's videotape on dog fighting. She can get it from www.dogwise.com.

Lynn K.
Thank you, Lynn! May just get it myself. Always a good idea to understand the 'other' guy.
Deb
Shilo, Georgie & Hank