Mazer, can you help please?
In reading the post on the growling dog, I appreciated the information you were sharing on suggestions to help.
I have a situation - nothing dire - that I would like to improve upon. I walk both my dogs at the same time. One is a mini schnauzer and the other is a Havanese.
The problem comes up when we are coming up to another dog being walked. The schnauzer is usually fine. He might get excited, but listens and stops almost immediately. The Havanese, on the other hand, gets pretty sassy, with barking and growling. I suspect it's because she is afraid because when we meet dogs they know, she will stop the sassiness but hang back and not interact with the dog we are meeting. She's 2-1/2, been to puppy socialization class and then a beginning obedience class and did very well. I have to say she doesn't always listen to me, but of course at 11 lbs. is pretty easy to control.
I would like her to be able to either meet dogs or pass them by quietly.
Any suggestions??? Thanks for any help you can give.