As I have said in previous posts, my Lucy is quite protective of me and Sable while at the dog park. She likes to stand guard as I sit on a bench or under one of the pavilions. She will bark and growl as people and dogs walk by. How can I meet other dog owners with a dog like that? If someone has the courage to stop and sit near by she might warm up to them but really, who wants to be around a wet, long haired dog that seems to take pleasure in shaking in front of you.