Crazy dog behavior

My Coton is about 5 years old. I suspect she wasn't socialized enough as a puppy because when we are walking and she sees another dog she goes crazy...barking and pulling toward it. Any suggestions, as it can be very embarrassing. I cannot get her to stop and have to just turn around or get her away from the other dog. Do dog trainers work with problems like this or do you have any advice? Is it too late? She is absolutely wonderful around people......everyone loves her! Not sure whether to just live with it and keep her away from other dogs or what to do. Thanks.

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Jul 29, 2017
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Same issue as you have NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi anonymous, my name is Gwen GWEN I have the same issue with my dog Bella every time we go for a walk when she sees another dog with someone walking their dog she starts going for them in an attack mode and it is so humiliating so I'm I have talked to trainers taking her to trainers but now I'm using a new training collar on her it's the one that has the little spikes but it's not going to hurt her the trainer is showing me how to use it on her you just kind of pull on it as though when you're fishing and you have a fish on the hook you just sort of Snapit or are kind of yank it and then you drop it and I'm still learning but if if I turn around like I'm going to take her back home I walk and drop the leash down never really letting the leash go but then I turn back around and she will walk by me staying at my side beside my left leg and i can see her walking and watching my leg so she doesn't go in front of me and if she sees another dog and starts to go into her attack mode I just yank the leash but not hard just to let her know I am in control and I might just turn around and go backwards like before and she is learning and she is getting it but she has a strong mind but what's interesting if I take her around a lot of dogs like at the dog park , she doesn't even respond to any of them , so it must be this breed and I'm not sure if it's a jealousy behavior or a territorial behavior but my trainer told me it's best I try to break her of this because that in it's self is not good for the dog because the animal always has to feel like they have to protect us and I need her to know I am going to releave her of this stress because it's hard on her I only wish I would have gotten this choke chain collar 3.5 years ago
but I didn't know why she acted like this, but if you ever want to email me I'm at gweng4936@gmail.com. Hope this helps. 🙋

Jul 25, 2017
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barking NEW
by: Anonymous

yes, our 8 month old puppy does the same, he came to us just about 2 weeks ago, earlier family couldn't take care of him any more. He used to attend dog day care with previous owners few days a week, so don't think its not socialized kind of issue, could be just a breed issue. We are trying to use clicker & collar to modify his behavior, no success yet.

Jul 22, 2017
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by: Denise

mine does the same thing. I don't know what to do either. If he is not on a leash, he wants to play with the other dog. If he is on the leash, he lunges and barks at the other dog. He plays well with big dogs, but barks at them . Can't figure it out.

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