...to walk by other dogs.
I have a 3-year old female GSD who is my third GSD. She was 1-1/2 years old when I got her and she is totally devoted and attentive and loving to both my husband and me. She is very good out in public and easy to train. My problem is when we are walking (always on leash) and there is another dog walking towards us (leashed or unleashed) she gets very animated, jumping and pulling towards the other dog. To excess. My goal is to get her to walk by the other dog, by my side. Not to necessarily meet & greet -- but her Meet & Greet Technique stinks anyway and strangers of course do not want to meet. She does have a few neighbor dogs she likes and plays with and looks forward to seeing. I have had her to training (a GSD breeder, trainer, owner) class with a dozen or so dogs and while she would sometimes act out (no more than the other dogs) she was mostly a prize there. She does not apply this forward to when we are just out walking, though. Funny part is she is not concerned with dogs behind their fence, at their window, on their porch/deck, in their car or truck all barking, growling at her. She walks on by. It is just the dog walking by her on the road and mostly walking TOWARDS us. I have tried treats, pinch collar, jerk & release, trying to ignore the other dog/walker -- but she always reacts the same way. Once we get by them, she is back to walking by my side (a quick glance back to be sure they continue on THEIR way). I can turn about and go the other way ok. Just can't walk by them. Any suggestions? Would an e-collar with a low vibrate break that thought pattern and get her attention back on me? I'm willing to try =) She is a GREAT girl and mine forever -- would just like to be comfortable taking her everywhere with me.