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Being aggressive towards familiar dogs

So our boy Chance has had his ups and his downs, but we have had alot more successes then failures thanks to some tips from here and finding the right trainer who focuses on counter conditioning and desensitizing. We have finally been able to bring him to the dog park where he loves to play with other dogs and has started to interact with the men in there without any issues . But today was a weird experience and I was wondering if someone could shed some light onto what might have transpired to cause this reaction. My dad has a 9 month old rescue that has been playing with Chance for the past few months with no issues and is very submissive to him. Chance usually isn't one to start a fight, but he seems to never back down from one either. Another senior dog that was playing with my dad's puppy and had enough I think and pinned my dad's puppy to the ground and they started to go at each other pretty badly but the puppy submitted with a few yelps and the two were sperated. Chance bolted over when he heard the yelping from my dads puppy, and was standing over top of them before we got them separated. Once they we're sperated the senior dog walked off and the puppy bolted away, well my dog Chance bolted after him and started growling and snarling at him, and actually backed the puppy into a corner of the fence. We grabbed him and took him out side. After about ten minutes we brought him back and he was playing without issue, then all of a sudden he starts chasing my dad's puppy again and I literally saw him roll this puppy onto it's back and stand over top of him growling . No biting or nipping just, standing with teeth fully exposed and growling . When the puppy tried to get up, chance would growling louder and kind of do a fake bite towards him. Now when I say puppy, my dad's dog is a full grown husky mix.

I would just like to know why he was so interested in being aggressive to a dog he has been playing with for months. To be honest I completely thought he was going to run over and defend my dad's dog from the older dog that had him pinned the first time since they were buddies, but the complete opposite happened.

My fiance also doesn't come to the park very often, usually it's just me, and I'm wondering if he might be a tad protective. Although non of this happened near my fiance, she was at the dog park with me today.
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