Just got in from a walk, Peggy was like an angel for the first half, perfect recall etc, then we see another dog and she reverts to Terror mode. I have worked so hard on her in the last 7 months and seen improvement in every area except for her ability to socialize normally with other dogs (and the Hoover but that's another story..), it is so frustrating! Will there ever be a day that she mixes in with other dogs without barking in their face like a maniac? I suppose I should be thankful she doesn't actually fight but it feels like we'll never be able to get her to behave around other dogs.
The funny thing is she is pretty OK when we are up close to people walking their dogs, just ignores them, as long as they aren't on a lead - then she tries to nip them, it is only when we are either approaching or moving away that she goes mental! I can be right on the other side of the park and she'll run at them barking, get to a few feet away then run back to me, repeat until dog out of sight
Rescue dogs need so much patience!