Slowly she started allowing the smaller dogs to smell her. With the bigger dogs she preferred to smell their butt first - some dogs allowed her to, some did not. Sometimes she would still pee whenever she encountered a very aggressive or excitable dog but we persisted. After month and a half of doing this she was now the one calling dogs to say hi to her. She would pull at her leash or bark every time she sees a dog. In fact every time she sees a dog in front of her she insists that we run so she can meet them. She gets very upset with me if she doesn’t get to meet the dog. To her these were lost opportunities to make friends.
Her best friend was a 35 lb - 4 mo old bull mastiff. She even had a good bye play date with her before we left Canada.
Now her problem is different she is trying to meet all the dogs she sees but there are times she gets too excited that she scares them away. Time to find the balance so she can make friends with the different dogs she sees. Hope she succeeds.