We don’t want our dog to lunge on leash, so we ignore the behavior and wait for them to stop. As soon as they stop we reward them, and soon they’ll figure out what you’re looking for.
Playing with one other dog will not be sufficient for your pup’s socialization. Instead, they should meet, and play with as many other puppies and dogs as possible.
Anti-social dogs need time and energy. The best way to help them is with persistent and positive socialization sessions, and a rock-solid sit-stay.
Many people have unrealistic expectations about dog-dog social behavior. Dogs are expected to behave perfectly and get along with all other dogs, even though people have difficulty being universally accepting and friendly. However, although people may often disagree, argue, and sometimes resort to pushing and shoving, very few people inflict severe injuries. When tempers flare, extreme physical aggression is strongly inhibited. Really, dogs are not that much different.
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