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Put Eddie on the ground unleashed, and he's the coolest dog you ever want to meet -- great with people, great with dogs, large and small.
Put him on leash around other dogs, and he'll almost invariably snap at them, Jillie excluded. Even worse, if he's on a human's lap and another dog comes up, he'll flash his teeth when they get 2 feet away and snap as soon as he thinks he can reach them.
He's been that way all his life. I can manage it by warning people not to bring their dogs close in those situations. But it still irks me that I haven't been able to stop the behavior. I don't mind the snarling as a warning to another dog, but I wish I could stop the snapping.
I don't think he's protecting me. I think he's lashing out because he feels like he's in a vulnerable position. Thankfully, he only does it around dogs and has never been human aggressive.
Any ideas on what I could try? Or is it too late?
What's your training story of the week?