I keep having dreams about dogs attacking me. I've had these dreams for about eight years now. I only have them once in a while. Normally I can't remember my dreams but these ones I always remember.
The latest one I had involved me walking down my mother's street and there were two rottweilers one in front of me and one behind me. The one in front of me starts to attack me but the one that was behind me just stands there and barks. Then a dog (don't know what breed) from across the street comes and starts attacking me also. I'm screaming for help but no one hears me.
In these dreams the dogs are always rottweilers except for one time were I was being attacked by wolves. I would like to know what these dreams mean.
LamikaGood morning, Lamika.
Traditionally, dog is man's best friend. Therefore, to dream of being attacked by a dog equates to feelings of being attacked or betrayed by a close friend.
If the breed is always a rottweiler, this has a certain connotation. A rottweiler is a breed of dog with a bad reputation for being violent, and is often used as a guard dog or attack dog. In which case, you may feel as if you're on the defensive from someone who is supposed to be guarding you.
Wolves are often (erroneously) seen as wild dogs, and the pack symbolism is strong here. Being attacked by wolves is akin to feeling alone and vulnerable in the wilderness - think of Little Red Riding Hood, for this picture.
The general idea - the feeling of being under attack - doesn't change, but the source of the feeling does change depending upon how you view these dogs. My general guess would be that you have felt alone and on the defensive many times in your life - or at least in the past eight years.
In your most recent dream, you've done nothing to provoke the attack, and no help comes for you. I'm betting that this is probably typical of these dreams for you - you're feeling like a victim.
The real question is why you feel this way, and the dream you gave me offers no clue that I can see. Hopefully you can see the connection.