I adopted Neddie(jack russell x Australian terrier) a couple of months ago. He is 3 years old and fantastic except for one fault. He doesn't get on with other dogs very well. Out on walks he pulls towards them, but if I can we turn and go the other way and he is getting better at this. But when they get close together he growls like I'm boss, but with tail wagging. If they growl back it starts turning into a fight and I pull him out. If the other dog is more submissive it isn't a problem as the other dog doesn't growl back and neddie sniffs happily. I'm at a loss how to stop him from growling at every dog and after last dog when an off lead dog came up to us, I was scared neddie would get hurt.
I'm located in Adelaide and happy to pay for help as it is embarrassing, stressful and neddie will probably get hurt.
Sorry for the essay, buy does anyone have advice or know of good dog trainers in Adelaide? I was going to go to dog obedience, but closed til feb.
I appreciate any help as it is ruining our outings...