Ok I have to confess. I don't know if any of you saw Nate on Oprah when the dog whisper was on it - but I react to other dogs the exact same in public.
It drives mama crazy - when I am on a leash - I lunge and bark my fat head off till the dog is out of my view (Jake only copies me - he doesn't really know why he is barking).
If we are at the park - mama lets me off leash cause I am sooo good and I alwasy go to her when she calls me and if I run up ahead I always look back so mama can see me and I don't chase squirrels or takeoff and mama finds me either eating or rubbing my fur against dead animals (Jake did this twice on the weekend!). But as soon as she sees another dog she puts my leash back on - for fear I will freak out (which I always do - I never hurt other dogs I just lunge at them to scare them off - but nevertheless - mama picks me up as one she never knows if this will be the day I attack or get attacked (Mama says it will be my fault for provoking it).
SO you see - I have this problem and Mama has tried her darnest to fix it and she gets all embarassed and has to pick me up when off-leased dogs come near us.
I guess I have small dog inferior complex - mama is thinking of sending me back to school as Jake is starting to copy me and Mama thinks she will lose her mind. Mama is terrified I will cause a disturbance at school and is going to talk to the teacher before she enrolls me.
Does anyone else do the same thing? I feel like I am misunderstood?