Hello everyone, I am hoping that someone can help me with this problem. I have a 3 yr old male cocker spaniel who is scared of small dogs. He will play with and run up to large dogs with no problem. When he comes in contact with a small dog he will run away or growl at them. I don't understand. Please help!!!
Sorry, I have big dogs and they're pretty friendly with anything that breathes. Perhaps you have a friend with a small dog that will help you work to socialize you dog with the smaller ones? Meeting on neutral territory, using praise & treats and begin with a walk together (after introductions)?
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".