I was at work today (work in a vet clinic) when a Rhodesian Ridgeback came in for a nail trim. I sometimes help hold dogs for shots, nail trims, anal gland expressions, etc. Anyway, this RR was extremely shy and nervous, so we take her out back, as sometimes when they are away from the owner, they tend to do better. We got her on the table and the vet started doing her nails. The dog suddenly panicked, released her own anal glands (on me, unfortunately!) and flew off the table. She then stood in the corner of the room, making "huffing" noises at me, blowing out through her cheeks. Her body posture was like she was stalking something, crouched, head low, staring straight at me and slowly advancing while "huffing" at me (even though I wasn't the one who cut her nails, she was taking it out on me! ) She didn't seem scared, she seemed almost aggressive with her posture, and I have never heard a dog make that noise before. You could see the air blow through her lips with each "huff". The vet stepped in between us, and the dog then cowered away into the corner again. We put a muzzle on just in case, finished the nails and everything was ok after that. So, does anyone know what that huffing and posturing was about? She is generally a very shy, submissive dog when she comes in, but it seemed like she was stalking me almost with her position and the way she was coming forward towards me. Both the vet and I were very quiet, gentle and friendly with her, no scary noises, movements or anything during the nail trimming. She did forgive me though out in the lobby, gave me a quick kiss, tail wag and was on her way. Just curious as to what your thoughts were on that.