Tillie was in a puppy class when she was younger and she will nicely "greet" other NICE, non-aggressive dogs on walks, but she hasn't had much of a chance to play off leash with other dogs.
I took her last week to a friends who has a beagle/bassett hound mix and they did pretty good after awhile, but never really relaxed around each other. We are planning on getting together once a week for an hour or so to help both of them get used to being around another dog. is this the right approach?
Also, today I took her over to my best friends house. They have a 15 month old Lab/Golden retriever mix. She is VERY submissive and gentle (they have 4 YOUNG girls) and Tillie was never in any danger. But of course, I know that she doesn't KNOW she isn't in any danger. We have gone over countless times with Tillie in the x-pen, but this was the first time we let them interact face to face. Poor girl, Tillie would cry like she was in pain every time Mallie (lab/golden) came near her and bare her teeth. Mallie would lay, hind legs out behind her, belly down, rear end waggin! She just wanted to PLAY with Tillie! I would give them treats when they were being nice. Am i pushing Tille to much to be around other dogs? I watched her for stress signals, her tail was tucked under her body most of the time, and she was panting, but no yawning or hiding. She stood her ground.
Any advice would be great, want to make sure I am doing this right!
One thing I do know is that Tillie is TIRED. LOL she is conked out!!