hello everyone I’ve started this thread oh the hope of some advice. My 10 month fox red Labrador appears to be extremely nervous in certain situations. He’s fine with other dogs, and with people most of the time. However there has been several occasions now whilst out walking him he has became very nervous when he sees other people coming towards him, this has resulted in what can appear as quite aggressive behaviour. He’ll bark and pull, he gets very close to the ground and walks towards them, and if they get closer it gets worse but he starts running around barking. He has also chased a few children I live near barking, it seems playful to me, but understandable terrifying to the children. It’s really becoming a concern as he did this to an elderly man whilst out walking in the woods ( he was off lead as I wasn’t aware anyone else was there, usually I put him on lead as soon as I spot someone but this took me off guard). The man became very scared and shouted at him and waved his stick around, which caused Chester to react with even more barking etc. He stopped barking and calmed down once I approached the man. How do I stop this behaviour? please help, I don’t want people to think my lovely boy is aggressive, he’s a big softy.