Passive-aggressive reminder that not all dogs are happy being social with other dogs. Not every dog who dislikes other dogs does so because they’re poorly socialized or afraid. Not being “dog park material” does not make that dog a bad dog; it just means they’re happier elsewhere. Please respect what your dog is telling you about themselves. You’ll both be happier for it.
What do you recommend for overexcitement around other dogs? My dog just turned one and lately can't seem to focus around other dogs despite me repeatedly giving distance and working this. I feel like I am making no progress and am getting frustrated. I am also worried he is eventually going to turn reactive due to frustration. I am tired of having to avoid other dogs because he loses his shit out of excitement as soon as he sees them.