I am having trouble with another dog when walking my rescue lurcher Millie in the mornings and afternoons on the school run, and I'm not sure how to solve the problem! She is normally really good with other dogs but will react defensively with growling and barking if a dog is aggressive towards her. There is a labarador cross which is tied up at the fence near the school and it is completely hyper and barks aggressively at any other dog that walks past it. Millie is still a bit nervous and is still easily spooked when out on a walk and she absolutely hates this dog and goes completely mad when she walks past it. The other dog normally goes for her first and then she growls and barks at it and pulls very strongly on the lead to get at it. This morning the dog was there and it had it's back to Millie but she decided to have a go at it first and pulled on the lead so hard that I hurt my back and got a blood blister from the lead on my little finger. She barked and growled furiously at it and it did the same back to her, it is not an easy thing to cope with when there are children around on the school run! I decided not to walk back past the dog on my way back home and walked the long way home instead! The owner knows that her dog is causing trouble but she still ties it up there to cause havoc for other dog owners. I have a back problem and I really can't cope with Millie pulling me that hard everday because of that dog, I am either going to have to train her not to react in that way or walk her when I have got back from the school run. It seems a shame that this problem has arisen because it took me such a long time to get Millie happy about walking and my son likes Millie coming on the school run with him, but I get really stressed about that dog everyday. It is not always there, but I always dread getting to the fence where it is! I would be most grateful for any ideas on how I could stop Millie reacting so badly to the dog. She is starting training and socialization classes in June so I am hoping that she might possibly calm down after that but I think she will always hate that dog now! I feel really upset about this, things were going so well with Millie and it seems a shame that her walks have been ruined by a horrible dog! Many thanks in advance, Millie's stressed mum!