Just another puppy socialization question...
Hello everyone, first time GSD owner here. I have a 10 week old male and he has been absolutely awesome... Only a few accidents, whines for a maximum of a couple of minutes when we put him in his crate, ALMOST sleeps through the night, and is doing well with basic commands.
My question is about dog socialization. He is great with people. We have been around a huge mix of humans and he hasn't had any problems with that. The issue is with other dogs. He is always fairly reserved at first and usually backs up when he sees another dog approaching. Without fail, he will start barking after 10 or 15 seconds of being in close proximity with the other dog. He doesn't seem to want to play or do the whole doggy sniff sniff greeting thing.
How do I go about getting him to enjoy doggy socialization? I never tense up with the leash when we meet other dogs and I always maintain a calm, collected demeanor.