Occasionally while out walking Loki, another dog might walk or run past, maybe on a bike. He's usually not too bad if they're walking, but if they come past on a bike or something, he completely freaks out and usually tries to start chasing them. I use a regular nylon lead which I put in a loop - kinda like a choke chain, but using the nylon so it's not actually painful. One this happens, he basically just ignores me and I have no choice but to yank on his lead, and force him to sit down for a few seconds. Even then he'll be far too overexcited and keep trying to chase.
But I feel by doing this I'm just making him scared and even more confused - but I'm not sure what else to do about it? He's only a year old so obviously he still has all the puppy over excitement to get through - but how else do I get his attention during this time? I always take treats on the walk to reward him (he sits at the edge of the road before crossing without fail every time), but even a treat isn't enough to get his attention in this case.
Or do I just need to accept he's still a puppy and will act crazy occasionally?