Exposure to dog reactive dogs
My dog enjoys other dogs. There are two dog reactive dogs in her current dog class. They bark and growl at the other dogs in the class. My dog ignored them all class except for about two seconds when she barked back at one. I corrected her and she ignored the dog for the rest of the class. I am not sure if being around dog reactive dogs is a good or bad thing? Is my juvenile dog more likely to pick up this type of behavior if she is around this type of dog? Also, my friend has a little dog with a big attitude. Whenever we walk together her dog barks, growls and lunges at other dogs we pass on the walking trails. I am not sure if I should walk with her this summer with my own dog, who I am trying to teach good manners. Is it best to avoid dog reactive dogs or can they be used as a training tool to correct your dog from unwanted behaviors? I'm not sure if having her around these dogs is a good thing, but I have no choice in the training class.