I rescued my dog 5 1/2 years ago. He is a Sheppard mix around 90 pounds with no aggression issues. He has never even growled at my husband, me or guests in any situation, food, toys, bones, etc.
At around 3am this morning he was sleeping and I woke up because he was making noise in his sleep... as dogs sometimes do. I asked him if he was okay and leaned over to touch him and he jumped up and viciously attacked me. In a split second he had me pinned against the wall. I held my arm in front of my face and was screaming and he would not back down. I really felt as though he didn't know who I was or even what he was doing. It was like a scene from Cujo and I was terrified. When he finally stopped his face looked blank. The back of my arm is bruised from where he actually got me but the skin isn't totally broken. My husband and I are totally freaked out! Other than "let sleeping dogs lie" does anyone have any experience with this?View Thread
Thank you for your comment. He has been his normal dopey self ever since and I have heard of night terrors being something that is difficult to wake up from in humans and animals. I will now be more cautious when he is sleeping.View Thread