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Perhaps the lead was a problem. Some of my boys have been rather 'up for it' if they are on the lead and see another dog. Finn is like that especially when out with our bitch Bridie. Off lead he couldn't be bothered as there are far more important things to be doing!
Of course I understand that George is an unknown quantity here, and you are trying to avoid full on 'war'.
Hope you can sort it out...good luck.
so sorry you are having this problem...I have experienced problems when the boys are on the lead and a free roming dog approaches, I think they get ansty as they can't get away.The pack walks, ours ws a "naughty dogs" walk, can be a great help...we used to go on some when my three were behaving like hooligans, I had one who was particularly nervous and had a kind of "i'll get you before you get me" mentality. They are brilliant as long as the trainer incharge is on the ball and can spot ;problems almost before they arise. All mine behaved really well amongst about 20 dogs of all shapes, sizes and degrees of agression or bad behaviour. Alway amazed me to see all these "naughty" dogs behaving really well and socialising!
you're welcome Valerie, really hope you get it sorted,may just take time of course..the other bit I didn't mention is that the guy taking us was amazing and also pointed out that some of their behaviour was actually OUR fault lol!! Not that i am suggesting that this is your problem at all just saying we learnt a lot about how a pack operates, even i it's only three, and how we needed to be on top of things all the time!!