I have an 11 month old miniature dachshund who barks at other dogs when we go to the park. It happens probably 50% of the time. With some dogs she is fine and will run around with them no problems at all, but others she will sprint up to them and bark at them. I wouldn’t describe the bark as aggressive but it’s certainly not a ‘come and play with me’ bark.
Additionally, if dogs are play fighting at the park she will always run up to them and bark – it’s like she is playing referee. I would like to stop her doing it as it is not appropriate.
She is de-sexed and is progressing through obedience training without any problems.
Other than the barking she is well mannered e.g. at home she won’t touch her dinner until I give her the command (even if I walk out of the room), she will sit and lay down on command and wait for me to go through a door until I do. I can leave her on one side of the road and cross but she won’t move until I tell her to.
Any advice would be appreciated.