I'll get some grief for this, but I don't care.
We had a replacement security guard today, as he was opening the gate to let us out he was swinging wildly at our dog (the big one, not my little buddy in my avatar!!) with his 'night stick'. I saw him doing it in my rear view mirror, so I jumped out the car and took the stick off him, pushed him back and said told him if I see him hit my dog, I'll hit him too.
Now, I know he is paid practically nothing by the security company, but don't swing at my dog. And I do appreciate it isn't really his fault, we've told the security company many times that firstly, they need to let us know if they change security guards (our neighbour is a VIP and could be targeted, so we need to know who is in our compound), and they secondly, they need to send someone who can work with dogs.
But if you come at my dogs, I'll come at you. (My wife might not see it the same way... )