Hi, thanks for reading. I have a 3 year old neutered labradoodle. He was neutered when he was 1. He’s a beautifully behaved dog except one thing which has appeared over the last 6 months. He has randomly snarled and charged at a few dogs when we have been out on walks (only when he’s been off lead, he’s not at all Reactive on lead?) He’s off lead sometimes in the park (if there are doggy friends we know there or no dogs around) I always try and get him on a lead when there are other dogs on leads. My husband walked him today and didn’t get him on the lead in time when someone came round the corner. My dog went up to the dog on the lead (I’ve given my husband a right rollicking don’t worry!) and my off lead said hello to the on lead dog but then something changed and my dog growled and lunged at it. It was over in a second and my dog came back when called looking very sheepish. We can walk past a thousand dogs and he’ll ignore them when he’s on lead. No biting occurred and it was a lot of noise but I’d be pissed off it I was on the receiving end. I never let my dog interact off lead with dogs we don’t know (as we’ve met some unfriendly or nervous ones) This was a mistake but I’m confused why my dog did this when he was the one off lead? I do feel it’s fear (the other dog I’m told was a youngish dog and was excitable) I know my dog likes very placid calm dogs (not excusing I though) Just could do with some insight. I understand the importance of not letting off lead dogs go up to on lead ones (please don’t roast me as it was my husband) dog is always on the lead now and only off with dogs he knows. Thanks and sorry for rambling.