Pitbull Mentality

I have a 1 1/2 year old female named Lexi. I love her to death but she's a terror to other dogs. When we go for a walk and pass another dog, she carries on something awful. Even when the other dog is being friendly, she yips and bites at their snouts.

During obedience school, I had to get there extra early to try and calm her down. She would bark and incite all the other dogs. She particularly liked to target large vicious looking dogs. Needless to say, we weren't the most popular pair in the class.

Does anyone know of a way to get her to be a little more friendly with other dogs? I'm starting to think there's a pitbull mentality stuck inside a Maltese body.

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