A goal for Tango's owners is to have him walk with other dogs in the Walk-n-Wag Dog Walking Club so today we tested how Tango would do in close proximity to another dog. With Tango and Ash each on long lines we let them meet. At first everything was the normal sniffing, but then Tango stiffened as his anxiety overtook is inquisitiveness and he snapped at Ash. His owner was visibly upset but I reminded him that Tango has come a long way in his rehabilitation. He may not be ready to walk with other dogs, but he is much closer than he was 6 months or a year ago.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI