Hi all, again, I don’t know why I spent ages researching this online when I just should of just started a conversation. Milo my gorgeous cockapoo is a year and 8 months now. I made sure he was socialised with all dogs shapes and sizes from a young age. He has always been the happy go lucky friendly one but he is also the submissive dog when meeting other dogs which I use to think was good and shows signs of respect. However over Christmas Milo was approached by two small dogs, so i took Milo off the lead thinking they wanted to play but the other dog ended up having his teeth around Milo’s neck and pinned him down and Milo just froze. Upon breaking them a part the dog went in and bit Milo on the nose again. I was heart broken as when the dog bit Milo’s nose he yelped in pain and I honestly felt like i let my boy down. Since then I only let him off the lead if there are not a lot of dogs around or if I know they are friendly dogs he has played with in the past. My worry is that Milo is too submissive, and everytime he meets a new dog and goes down on his belly I panic thinking what if the dog attacks Milo’s vital organs. I am gutted that someone else’s poorly trained dog has caused Milo to be the one on the lead. I have also noticed that Milo will now demonstrate fear around other dogs which he never use to before. His go to response is submit or lick dogs faces which I honestly loved about him in the past but scares the hell out of me that he will be the one who gets hurt. Do I encourage Milo to remain on the floor when meeting new dogs or do I try and get him out of this?