YouTube - Human Vs Animals 64 - Police German Shepherd Attacks Reporter Personally, I think that dog was showing all sorts of stress signals when the reporter was touching him. Not only that, but the dog was on a short leash, between two large men who were both crowding him. There was no 'escape' for him and the lack of space, in my opinion, was making him nervous. They also blame the cause on the dog being dominant, and that the reporter leaning over the dog was threatening his dominance. Personally, I just saw a dog that was stressed and scared. Opinions?