Maya is my 4 year old french bulldog. She’s very friendly towards people, and LOVES our other dog, Lexie the border collie. She’s fine at the beach and at the park, but that’s because she gets nervous around larger dogs and clings to me. She’s also become reactive to dogs, especially ones bigger than her. When she was a puppy, she loved to meet new dogs and play, but in the past year, she’s become very defensive towards dogs who just simply want to play. As far as I know, she’s never been attacked, so I don’t know where this attitude is coming from. It could be due to a lack of consistent socialization while I’m off in college, since when I’m away, she doesn’t get out very much. I used to think it was just “little dog syndrome” where she tried to act tougher than she really is, but last time I took her to the park, she barked at a young child, and that’s when I knew something needed to change. I’m hoping for some advice on how to stop her aggressive barking. It definitely bums me out because I hate leaving Maya behind when I take Lexie to fun places, but oftentimes I have to because she gets annoying. She’s mostly my mom’s dog, but she’s also Lexie’s best friend so I want to work with her the same amount that I work with Lexie while I can. If anyone has any training tips to make her more comfortable around other dogs, I’d love to hear them!