Aggressive terrier ... what are my training options?
On leash, my five-year-old Jack Russell Terrier Scout aggressively reacts to other dogs when we hike nature trails. After training for six-months, using professional training sessions, consistent positive-reward methods, and maintaining Scout's tolerance threshold distance to other dogs, his other-dog aggression is getting worse and worse! I am frustrated and ready to give up and just leave Scout home alone!
As a result of training, Scout does very well with "heel," "sit," "stay," "look," and "stay" commands, indoors and outdoors, that's cool, but I want a good hiking-trail dog. I'm I asking for too much from my "hard" little terrier? What are my training options?
P.S.: I have another non-reactive terrier Abby who is a joy to walk with on nature trails :)