How do I catch up with missed opportunities
I have a GSD that is just over 2YO; he is not dog aggressive, but he is also not submissive. He is just energetic. On the few occasions that he was able to get around other dogs, he did the GSD thing, he became - Sir Barks-A-Lot.
A typical meeting with other dogs, or even just seeing another dog down the street or across the street, he goes into this alert stance and his focus is on the other dog. He gives this long hard stare.
Around my neighborhood, there are a lot of other dogs, and most of the people are intimidated when they see his hard stare. His tail is still wagging but a low sway wag. I have to say that if he was not on a leash he would run at the other dog to meet...one way or another. At least that is what I sensed.
Unfortunately during his obedience training, the training program did not include a social time period. Just a whole bunchof people showing up with their dogs and going through the commands / training. Afterwards, we all go our separate ways.
I would like to start some type of neighborhood dog social club; Any ideas? Should I try to hire a professional to help get things going?
I don't want my Mocha to be a Social butterfly, but I don't want him coming going to an alert posture just because he sees another dog.
BTW - I welcome any comments and I don't want to sound snobbish, but I have heard all I can about neutering...it's not in my plan.
Like I said he is not dog aggressive.
Slow is smooth, Smooth is Fast...
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