Don't send him to the trainer, take him to the trainer. You'll have to learn just as much as he does. Make sure you go to someone who understands strong dogs. Just offering him a treat whenever he sees another dog won't do much. My boy didn't get to play with other dogs so wanted to meet and greet. He would get frustrated by not being allowed to. I took classes with him and let the instructor know what I wanted. He already knew the basic commands. We needed to practice him being near other dogs calmly, not expecting to play or get close to them. In my case I spent the entire first class and part of the second saying ," look at me, look at me" and rewarding any glace I got, even if it meant getting in the way between him and his line of sight with the other dogs.
When on walks he wears a prong collar and we just calmly cross the street and walk on by. I don't stop or make a big deal about it. He is three now, and much better. Sometimes I reward a good pass-by with a chance to sit and watch the other dog from a distance, if he is calm. Basically he is just curious about the other dog.
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