Scared of other dogs
My 8 month old pup has started showing fear towards other dogs. She was socialized young, and never had a problem until recently. Lots of trips to visit friends and walks at the park( Which she loves). However, the past few weeks she has been barking like mad at other dogs. It's not aggressive, and she usually warms up once they can sniff and say hello. I am concerned because it intimidates people and they look at me like I can't control my dog. We just had her spayed so I was hoping she was just warning off unwanted attention, but I have not seen a difference. She has a few friends she plays with regularly and never displays this type of behavior toward them..I am wondering if it can be situational. Seems to be when she is caught off guard by another dog she wants to dominate them. I have been practicing with her, doing the "watch me" command, and redirecting her attention and saying AH when I do so. She seems to respond sometimes but its not always. I hope that with time and patience she can overcome this..