Eventually the owner asked why her dog had such an attitude and why she always barked at dogs she had never met before. She was quick to blame its upbringing in the show dog world. Believe me, it would be a rare breeder or show handler who would tolerate a dog who barks at every new dog it meets. I explained to the owner that a dog who lacks confidence in greeting other dogs will do every type of body language to defend itself: growling, lifting lips to show teeth, snapping, tucking tail, running away, and yes, even barking. This type of behavior can be greatly minimized if an owner will spend time doing the proper rehabilitation to build a dog's confidence. I also explained that letting the dog continue to do this will cement the behavior in the dog's neuropathways (practice makes perfect!) and could possibly get worse.
Odd, unwanted, ugly, dumb, fearful, aloof, aggressive, stupid, weird, behavior. Will you label it or will you fix it?