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| | Dog loses focus with other dogs around
I have a rhodesian ridgeback that's 11 months old. For an independent and strong willed breed, he's very obedient in general. Comes when I call, doesn't pull the leash, sits, stays etc.
That changes by 180 when he sees another dog. He doesn't show aggression but he starts pulling and sometimes lunging at them. I try to break eye contact and gain his focus but it's futile, he just 100% focuses on the other dogs until I literally drag him away.
Worst part is, when I put him in an environment where other dogs are caged or behind a fence, he doesn't acknowledge them at all. They can bark at him manically and get no attention at all. But lo and behold if there's one walking towards us on a leash, for he will not allow that to pass without fixating on him like he's the center of the universe.
Appreciate any input