I understand not being able to hire someone now, but it would be good to find someone in the near future. Yes, you can get tips online but having someone watch you can make a big difference. You have to stop your pup from getting riled up BEFORE it happens. I break a hard stare by walking into my dog and turning them around. Might have to go around 2 or 2 times before my dog would look up at me as if to say, "what are we doing?" and then I reward for the eye contact. Then just keep going as if nothing happened. Take a big calm breath, don't tighten up on the leash or at least pull backwards (that just makes the dog want to go forward even more) and keep moving. Distance is your friend. If you can cross the street or stand off to the side while the other dog passes, it will help until your dog learns that he doesn't need to make a fuss.
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