We live near several parks and often see other dogs. Dexter appears to be fine with the smaller breeds, and gets tons of socialization in puppy class (he is fine with other puppies). However, Dexter has had two incidents with bigger dogs, coincidentally both being pit bulls.
While I know there is a negative stereotype regarding pit bulls, they were both very timid. Dexter passed both of them in the park (different days) and they stopped to greet him. Upon doing so, Dex chose to jump up and put his paws on them, showing his teeth as I pulled him away.
Thankfully, both dogs just backed away and moved on, but I am concerned with this habit. I want him to be able to be greeted by other dogs in the park and not have any worries about his reaction. Any thoughts/advice on this?