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My own experience is that it would be nice for him to have a friend at home he will adjust to but I don't think it will do a thing to help him with other dogs.

I had one who was fear reactive with other dogs and even though I added a very stable adult (for myself, not for him) who got along with him just fine it did not make him more confident around other dogs.
 

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Honestly I think having good encounters with very stable dogs does help but it may be that he is always going to be happiest *not* in the company of other dogs.

My Toby (the fear reactive dog) was always "managed" and I accepted getting to a level where we could go for a walk and I could get him to direct his attention to me when we approached other dogs. No meet and greets though. No doggy playtime. Just getting to the point of acceptable manners. He really did ok with Cyra and Grim in the house though and he and Cyra were best of buds and he and Grim tolerated one another.

Grim, the *stable* dog I had was the most non dog reactive dog ever. He could turn off a reactive dog in a heartbeat and I never felt it was submission but he would give them calming signals and shut them off and just blew off their antics. I saw that if he was really really pushed though he would push back harshly but without inflicting injury but it took a lot to push him there.

He helped me raise Beau from a small puppy and now Beau is also just great with other dogs and also ignores snarky stuff from other dogs.
 
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