Hi guys, I live in India so I have a somewhat unusual problem: An aggressive stray seems to be making my Lab aggressive. I adopted a 4-year-old Lab from a local shelter, and he is typically very well-behaved. (Sit, Heel, Come, Shake and stays close on leash). However, as is typical in Delhi, there are packs of stray dogs living in all directions from my house. They cannot be avoided, and there is no calling animal control. This is a fact of life here. Over two weeks, many of them have gotten used to Swami being an occasional presence on the street. But one male in particular continues to move to attack him. Following the advice of locals, I carry a stick when I walk him, and threaten the stray with it when he moves to attack. (Swami was bitten once). Now, Swami lunges and growls in return when the stray makes his menacing approach, and then together we back him off (stick and growling Swami). As you probably have guessed, the problem with this "solution" is that it is training Swami that this is the way he should react to strange dogs. I take him to a city park most mornings where we encounter a lot of better-socialized strays, and I'm trying various methods (heel, focus on me, move away, treats for everybody) to try to condition him not to lunge at every dog there. But I feel like the daily attacks from the stray who lives on our doorstep are undermining my work, and effectively training him to do the opposite of what I would like. Any advice? I'm already looking into "sponsoring" the neutering of the problem dog, but I'm not sure that will help.