When I took my daily early morning walk with my dog at the local park today, we ran across a loose dog. Normally, that in itself is no reason for alarm. Because I have lots of experience recognizing aggressive body language in dogs, I could tell from a distance that something about this dog was wrong. As he got closer I could tell at a glance that he meant trouble. He was heading for us with a serious look and body language that was anything but friendly. The approaching dog wasn’t barking, but just by looking at his intense body language, I could see this wasn’t going to be a friendly visit. I wanted to …