Elie Is my 6 month old lab mix. She was having agression issues and atacked another smaller dog at the dog park. She also prevented her brother Digger from eating for a while. I have been working with her on a gentle leader and a basket muzzel to prevent her from attacking Digger or any other puppies. Today i had a 8 month old golden over for a play date. Elie wore the basket muzzel the whole time. She doesnt fuss over it like she did in the beginning. Elie, Digger and Turkey played for hours. There was no signs of agression at all. There was quite alot of but sniffing though. LOL. They got along well. Im not going to push things though. I have signed both Elie and Digger up for more advanced training. Elie is in a different course geared towards teaching the owner to handle agressive behaviors. And teaching her how to interact apropriatly with other dogs.
I am sure you feel proud! Sounds like you are working hard to correct the problem. And yeah... I notice that butt-sniffing is a favorite activity at dog gatherings LOL ! I'm glad PEOPLE just shake hands!