Thank you, it makes total sense to me. I cant afford a trainer so I've been doing it all myself and I often wonder if I'm doing it rightSounds like he is doing really well. Does he ever get to say hello and play with other dogs?
When Chance was a pup we worked really hard on her coming back to me when she saw other dogs, but when we got closer if the other dog was friendly I then let her go and say hello and play if appropriate.
I would use a long line if necessary to prevent him making his own choices and rewarding him massively but then allowing him to say hello. I do similar on lead, pulling towards another dog turn and go the other way, but turn back as soon as pup can walk nicely. Again if the other dog is friendly they can say a very quick hello - although on lead always make them very quick.
Hope that all makes sense.
I actually never allow him to meet dogs on his lead, mainly because I read that was a bad thing to do, he greets other dogs when off lead, in a field or at a friend's house or in the garden etc but never when I'm out.
Should I start introducing him to other dogs, do you think that will help??
He's doing great, it's just one aspect of our walks that I just cannot grasp, it feels more like he's going backwards than forwards sometimes. 🙈🙈🙈