...Whenever someone says their dog was "attacked" but then there are no injuries reported I have to wonder how much it was an attack and how much it was normal dog interaction misunderstood by the human component.
We are still missing the 'details' here but you make an extremely valid point LB, I 100% agree.
I think back to a few humans in my own life like my grandmother. If a can fell to the floor or a child learning to walk would fall on its bum she would shudder so loudly and freak everyone out that the shudder was worse than the can falling/walking baby falling. The shudder affected everyone else's behaviour.