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Old 08-07-2014, 04:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think you need to make a conscious effort to really reward her for being calm when she sees smaller dogs when you're out and about town. Don't get too close necessarily, but when you see a small dog, give her something yummy she doesn't normally get. She will begin to look forward to seeing little dogs.

Although it's fun to go places with your dog, it's a lot less stressful on them to just stay home if they are constantly going to be harassed. And less stressful for you.
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