In January, I started training Duke (my fat Beagle) for obedience, rally-o, and agility. He's going into the Novice obedience class in August and right now he's in Agility 2 (there are classes 1-4, numbered by difficulty). I've gotten so many compliments on him, and he's more experienced than the other 5 or so dogs in the class. We aren't taking any rally-o classes because I have my book of signs and I know them all, and he does, too!
Now, for my question. Duke tends to like big, furry dogs. After class, he was exiting the chute and a Samoyed was right there, about 5 feet away. So he goes after the Samoyed to play. The only problem is that his idea of "playing" with a big furry dog is biting the fur and baying. That lasted for about 3 seconds. Then I pulled him away, grabbed his muzzle, and he got it GOOD. No, I didn't hit him, don't worry. :D How can I stop this behavior? I can't put him on his chain during agility, so I'm thinking of just yanking him back very hard when he does that again. He was off-lead at that time and the Samoyed was on-lead. Duke doesn't do that to short-haired dogs.
I still have Allie. She's getting fixed in a couple of weeks, and then we're going to look for a "pet family" for her that lives nearby. If we don't find a home for her, she is staying with us. I won't even CONSIDER a shelter!