I have a 6 month old westie and she’s great in every way but one, she’s house trained, crate trained, Sits, doesn’t snatch. Plays nicely with the cat. She’s not agressive but she barks and growls at strangers in the street. She socialises with my friends labradors and comes regularly into contact with other dogs. I try to ignore the behaviour so as not to reinforce but I don’t want to seen to be not be doing anything to prevent it.
People are reluctant to approach a noisy/growly dog or let their dogs near. Sugestions welcome.