She-Ra's picked up a new fun habit - growling at the dog park.
It's weird. She generally likes to just walk around and watch other dogs, exchange sniffing with other dogs, and join in the occasional chase around the park grounds. However, the past few weeks she's taken to growling when too many dogs get around her and start sniffing, or she goes to the entrance gate when a new dog shows up, waits for the owner to put them in and then runs along with them, snarling away.
She never bites or anything, but we're worried it might lead to that, or she tries to get "uppity" with the wrong breed of dog. Got so bad one night I picked her up and carried her out. Everyone in the park said it was fine, they thought it was cute, but I explained my feelings about it, and said we'd be back "when she can behave". (We've been back a few times, with fewer growling issues, but it's still happening.)
Relatives say it's aggression, and that may be, but we're thinking it's more an over-reaction to the situation. Rest of the time she's an angel (well, as much of an angel as B's can be ).
Should we force-sit her when she's doing this kind of thing in the park? Any advice would be helpful at this point. She likes the park, as do we (she gets more of a workout), the regulars all like her and newcomers are curious about "that one dog", so we'd like to keep going, but I don't want to if she's going to behave this way.