Interesting thing happened today! I walk for a home with two malinois. They are reserved dogs with me (I've only been walking them for a week or so and had to start out by walking/being introduced with their owner) but they will leash up, go out with me, stroll a bit, will play ball.. but not really affectionate. They are just kind of OK with me and like that I walk them in the afternoon lol Well, today.. I went into their house as usual and their leashes weren't in their usual spots. The dogs were sitting by the door as they always do waiting to be leashed but I went into the bedroom area (where the back-up leashes are) and the dogs FREAKED. Hackles up, snarling, etc... I have no doubt they would've bitten me if I went deeper into the room or ventured into other parts of the house. So perhaps it's also a "public area" thing. I mean, strangers are in the foyer/living rooms areas all the time.. but bedrooms they are more protective of? I grabbed the leashes and stood calmly outside the room and after a minute they mellowed out and sat by the door again but I really did underestimate them. I met them with their owner and they have always been reserved but I NEVER would've thought these were the kind of dogs to snarl.