Yesterday in the case of him growling at my friend I told him to stop growling and to sit. I then told Pam to let him smell her hand. After he had a good sniff I picked him up, thinking it would allow him to become aquainted face to face, and she patted his head and he licked her hand. Still standoffish tho.
When we're walking I tell him to be quiet and just keep on going. Most of the times people stop tho to talk to him. Lately I notice more and more being asked if he's friendly. I have tried telling him to sit but to be honest by the time he's started to respond to the people he's not listening to me and now I'm dealing with a young dog who is straining to get off the leash and talking to peole who want to meet him..........