Well, Mr. Buddy is coming along nicely here, especially since it is BEAUTIFUL outside now! SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG!! Now that Buddy is outdoors a lot more now, he has started an obsession with the rotweiler who lives almost next door. When the 110-pound-rottie is outside, my lil 50-pound-Buddy goes nutz. Barking, tense as a fiddle string, :dogangry:occasionally growling, super hyper, but not in a good way. I have been able to teach Buddy to stop barking on command now, almost always. Not 100% but close. I have sat with buddy inside our fence and got buddy to lie down and mostly relax while the rottie is outside in his yard. I have got Buddy to be able to glance at me at times instead of staring at the rottie nonstop like some crazy dog. :dogwacko:So far, i can only brag on getting glances, not full attention yet. Buddy does not do this crazy barking thing for the dogs who live immediately next door, nor for most dogs. but he's got a real unhealthy thing for that rottie... If Buddy sees the rottie on walks, oh my, what a job to keep Buddy in his collar..:dogmad:.wow. Carries on like nobody's business. The other day, we were in garage with Buddy, who was off leash in our garage. Usually, this is safe, even if Buddy sees another dog going by, Buddy will completely obey us to not run out of the garage after it. Wellllll, the rottie went by on a golf cart, and Buddy took off after it full speed, with Craig chasing Buddy chasing the golf cart. The golf cart driver had to stop so Buddy could be caught by Craig. Luckily, the rottie is non-reactive dog :dogcool:who is extremely well controlled by his owner. And luckily, the rottie's human is a very friendly person :msngrin:who seems to have pretty deep understanding of dogs, and is even interested in Buddy's rescue story. SO HERE'S MY QUESTION: I am interested in introducing Buddy and the rottie, in hopes of defusing Buddy's anxiety/fear?/aggression towards the rottie. I sense the rottie's owner would go along with this effort, i also sense the rottie would also be okay, only my Buddy is the problem.:dogmad: (Okay, now for real, HERE's my question::msngiggle HOW TO INTRODUCE THE DOGS? I'm figuring the dogs, at least MY dog, would have to be on leash, which would probably not do a thing :dognowink:to foster good interactions...darn, but we'd have to use leashes for safety's sake.. Should we do that walking back and forth in a park thing in opposite directions, coming closer? I'm not certain this would work, i think it would take about 100 tries,:msniwonder: because Buddy reacts:dogmad: to the sight of the rottie even a block away.... I would also like Buddy to witness me and Craig being okay with the rottie, greeting it and being friendly to the rottie, :doghuh: i am thinking if Buddy sees WE are okay with the rottie, it might help Buddy re-catorgorize the rottie as not so bad after all?:dogblink: I am open to all advice!! Anyone ever do this?