Hi guys - I recently adopted a 5 year old Staffy X from RSPCA. He is the perfect dog, great inside the house, great on the leash, great with kids and new people etc and even other animals - his one issue is driving us insane. He absolutely HATES every other dog on the planet. Everytime we take him for a walk and he sees another dog, he goes ape sh*t and starts barking mentally and tries to run towards them. And thanks to the staffy bark, everyone stares at me like I'm choking him...
I've tried taking him to friends houses who own dogs but end up sitting inside with him because he wouldn't have a bar of it.
I've been told to take him to a professional for "socialization" training. I was wondering if you guys had any tips or any referrals that have helped with similar issues? Apologies if there is a section for this but I'm brand new to the forums.
Thanks in advance