My husband and I were walking our male and female (Lil and Legend) when a chocolate lab charged out of his house at us and came into the street. He came right up to Legend growling with his hackles raised. Lil barked at him as well as Legend. I separated Lil from my husband and Legend in order to break up the "pack." The owner happened to be in the yard after checking the mail and called after his dog who paid him no attention. His dog turned on Lil to get up close and personal by smelling her behind which she wanted no part of. The owner finally got ahold of him and apologized. They are new to our neighborhood, so we didn't know about the lab. He claimed his dog was six years old and just found out today that it had cancer. I felt sorry for him and shared we had a chocolate that contracted cancer, and then I wished him luck. My question is: What to do if a situation like this ever happens again? Did I do the right thing. I did not yell, just pulled Lil away as the dog approached her. Anyone have any suggestions?