I am writing for advice after an incident with my dogs today. We have two border collies x kelpies and they are 1 year old.
Today when I friend came to visit they opened the gate without noticing a lady walking past with her dog. Max and Ollie ran out of the gate and across the road to the other dog. Max just wanted to sniff and play but Ollie was very aggressive. Max came to me quite quickly but I could not catch Ollie and the only way he went back was when my friend took Max back into the yard and Ollie followed his brother. Ollie was completely out of control and would not listen or even stand still. Once I was near he did not try to come near the other dog again but was racing back and forth barking. It was scary for me and I can only imagine how terrified the other lady and dog was! I would have been!
Back ground info on the dogs -
They are brothers and are 1 year old. Max is the dominate dog out of the two. They bark at people and dogs walking past the front of the block but have been improving with this over time. Max does not really even take any notice any more, it is Ollie that still runs down to the fence but he does not always bark anymore either.
We live on a large block and they play together regularly. They have only just turned 1 so we have only just started introducing them to running but walk them or play with them regularly. When out walking they both heel and get excited to see other dogs and try to walk in that direction but do not bark or anything. Max loves to chase the ball and run with you but Ollie is rather lazy and does not enjoy either. He will come for a walk with you but lags behind. I don't know if he would benefit from more exercise but that is another question I guess... Ollie goes to dog training (we can only take on per handler) and is completely different there. He is ridiculously well behaved, follows all commands and almost shys away from the other dogs. He will sniff at them, lie down or hide behind my legs.
Neither dog is aggressive in any way towards humans or dogs that come into our yard.
Please help as I am not sure what else to do...