I posted a little while back regarding Dexter's anxiety around other dogs on our walks. He becomes very frightened (showing piloerection) and would undoubtedly snap at a dog that came too close. I was suggested to just keep our distance, which we have done, but the problem persists. Even from a distance, Dexter spots a dog and becomes beyond anxious, jumping up and down and even crying as if he wants to go see them, but he's nervous as heck!
We are in a basic class, and have been in puppy kindergarten when he was younger. What I have noticed is that off leash Dexter plays with other dogs very, very well; and in class on a leash with 6 or 7 other dogs, Dexter is completely content. It is the setting of a walk around the block that this occurs.
I'd also love input on how any of you have socialized your dogs with strangers. Dex is perfectly fine with people, but I want to reinforce this as a comfort zone for him because the goal is to have him therapy certified to work at Children's Hospital.
Thanks for any thoughts!