So this is the label for the new behavior that Brody is exhibiting. To compound his leash/barrier frustration, he now has added the charming response of turning and trying to bite me for keeping him from attaining his goal of lunging and barking at other dogs. (I just started using a Halti with him. He hates it, but I think I have to persevere with it. Unfortunately, it doesn't keep him from biting me, as the muzzle feature only works when he is pulling away from me.) Everything I have read about how to deal with reactions to dogs and people requires that I get his attention before he has gone off. I find this almost impossible to achieve, since the distances we are dealing with are too short. Last night, I waited until it was almost dark before I could take Brody out for a walk because there were kids cycling past our house all evening. I could hear that the dog next door was in the yard so I couldn't go out to the street and turn right. To the left, there are several dogs who are always out in their yard from 7 am til 11 pm (or later!), so I can only go that direction first thing in the morning. My only option was to go out the back gate, through the little park, but there is this lovely young Boxer who is often in her yard which has a chain-link fence. Brody stiffens up before we even can see the fence (there is a clump of trees and bushes that we have to go around to get to the park exit), and doesn't relax until we have gotten past it, if she isn't in her yard. If she is out and hears us before we see her, she will sometimes bark, which sets him off lunging and barking. If I hold him back, he turns on me and I have to try to control him while avoiding his snapping teeth. If she doesn't bark, she will stand very quietly staring in our direction until we appear (kind of creepy, actually), then just watch as he freaks out. I have tried to start clicking/treating as soon as we leave our yard if he will sit and look at me, gradually moving closer to where we can see her fence. He has gotten a little calmer as long as he can't see or hear her. If she isn't in the yard, he just gives the fence a glance, then heads to the exit and we're on our way. Last night, she was out and barked at us before we even saw her, so I just turned right around and went home with no walk or fetch. I am trying to figure out how I am going to get him enough exercise if we can't get out of our yard. We have tried playing fetch in the yard or the house, but he can't get top speed, and it gets boring pretty fast.