Piper now is mature enough to pretty much ignore people when I'm walking her but she never seems to get past other dogs. Her hair's up and growling are norm. Any ideas?
keiko, to get to the bottom of this, you need to better understand what's really going on. The reasons can be numerous. Are there any dogs she is friendly with? When she meets unknown dogs, does she want to attack or is she only warning them? Are you able to introduce a new dog (carefully of course) that she accepts and enjoys playing with? At her age, it may be a hormonal issue. Difficult to tell with any certainty over the internet.Piper now is mature enough to pretty much ignore people when I'm walking her but she never seems to get past other dogs. Her hair's up and growling are norm. Any ideas?
What do you think she may do if she gets to these dogs? Will she attack or play?She's always on a leash except when nobody is around or farther than 50 feet. I think the comments about hormonal might be correct. She's not spayed. She can be at times good with other dogs, especially with our Pomeranian but watch out if a strange dog even a strange person get within her circle. She doesn't chase after anything as long as they're not close. Yeah socializing her a lot but I think she's also protective of me.