You're bigger than most females and it is quite frightening to be confronted with an aggressive dog that you don't know and who doesn't know you. I don't know what affect I'd have if I tried to wrestle an aggressive/exuberant dog who weighed nearly what I weigh.
I was thinking the same thing mame. Set's a big guy and hold a dog down much better, and with more authority than most people.
BTW, a 22 pound dog, for instance is a beagle.
I can honestly say that I truly am afraid of beagles. When I was a kid, my friends beagle had puppies, and the dog let other kids look at and touch them, but for some reason when I did, she bit at me. I freaked and ran away, she gave chase, nipping at me all around the yard. Of course the other kids thought that funny, and I felt really scared and helpless.
I know that experience stuck with me, and I give out beagle fear vibes, because every other beagle I've ever been around (maybe 1/2 a dozen) either nip at me, growl or give me the hairy eyeball. Doesn't matter that I stay clear across the room.
22 pounds of teeth coming at you is no joke.
I'll tell you what, those 2 or 3 pound chihuahuas know no fear either, and will come at you like a bat out of hell.
I'll never forget this one time, I was going for a walk and this chihuahua was just walking down the middle of the street.
This guy came up and tooted it's horn, so the dog would get out of the way.
This little dog turned around and was like "**** YOU". He stood there, refusing to move one more step. He wasn't scared, he barked at that car like he was saying "I'll show you, now I ain't movin!"