Ok Ralphie is driving me mad! He is barking at other dogs when on a walk, I took him on a walk today on his extending lead as we went around a lake and it was too busy and too tempting to dive in the lake for him to be off lead here.He barks when he sees another dog approaching and strains to get to it barking and jumping, my method of dealing with this is to call him back to me and make him sit whilst telling him to be quiet. He doesn't get to sniff or interact with the dog nor move off the spot until he's quiet then we continue,however it isn't working he still barks until the dog has passed and gone.
Have tried everything I can think of tbh! The one thing I would say is that he really doesn't seem scared more like its a game to intimidate the other dog? Today he was snapping and showing his teeth whilst barking at a 13 week old Golden Retriever puppy!!
I was so upset and embarrassed!
He is missing out on chances to play because his behaviour is inappropriate and obnoxious! We do go to training classes and he is improving there but it is a different environment.
Turning him away/ standing blocking his view of the other dog.
Keep walking past briskly to heel ignoring the dog.
Letting him sniff the dogs (he barks LOTS and it gets heated)
Avoiding other dogs altogether
And we are currently moving to the side and sitting whilst they pass us, I keep his attention on me and say quiet,and then leave it if he does give it the intense stare.We do not move on until he is quiet but he still barks and attempts to get to the dog.
He is currently walked in a halti head collar when on lead as Its unpleasant holding him in these situations on his collar!
So if anyone can help out here I would be immensely great full!