How can I encourage my seven-year-old male Silky Terrier to get along with other dogs?
I am looking to adopt a second dog and my current Silky (Tango / Boo) is not cooperating.
He had a Golden Retriever brother (Cash) who unfortunately had to be put to sleep last September. Cash was 4+ years old when we adopted Tango as a puppy, so they bonded right away and we never had a problem with them. Tango also puts up with Raylie, my brother's Border Collie mix - but he is very jealous, mouthy and anxious when she's here.
When he sees dogs on the street or whatnot, even if we're fairly far from our house, he barks and acts aggressively towards them.
I have started training him (using Victoria Stillwell's methods - check them out, they're great) as my parents aren't very dedicated to it (although they adore him) and he's doing great, but we can't make any leeway with the dog thing.
I really want to adopt a second dog but I need Tango to be on board. Short of taking him to therapy (ha), how can I encourage him to like other dogs?