I am so upset right now. Dora's being getting heaps better with other dogs, but this arvo I went to the oval with my friend and her Lab (the one Dora previously didnt get along with) thinking that she might be better now that she's so much better with other dogs (sorry for using the word 'better' so much).
They started off well, with Dora wagging her tail and sort of jumping around him in that position where her butt is in the air. But suddenly something happened, I have no idea what, and she attacked him. I think because he got too in-her-face (he usually does that). He's the most playful dog I've ever seen, and I so WISH that Dora would take a page out of his book.
But NO, she decided to start growling and attacking and trying to bite his neck, and we separated them. I took her in my arms, careful not to give affection (I heard that giving affection while shes in an aggressive mood makes it worse) but the Lab just tried to play with her again, by jumping onto ME and she full on snapped at him then, and her growl reverberated in her WHOLE BODY, and I'm just so upset because I think her socialising has gone backwards because of this...
What do I do?? I've found a dog group which involves a lady taking a few dogs that don't mind aggressive dogs snapping at them and the lady tries to make the aggressive dogs more comfortable around other dogs, showing them that there is nothing to be threatened of (in Dora's case) but my parents have flat out refused even though I would be paying for it, saying that they don't want a stranger taking Dora for an hour. They just say to join the local obedience club, but how the HELL am I supposed to explain to them that an obedience club isnt for socialising and cant help Dora?