My dog SCREAMS when he sees another dog while walking on a leash
I have a female jack and male jack/rat mix. We walk daily. The problem is with my male whom I've had for almost 2 years. From very early on he started to scream whenever we saw ANYTHING while walking: bunnies, deer, cats, etc... but the worst by far is if we see another dog walking with its owner. I say scream because that's what it is. He starts rearing up on his leash and going spastic all the while letting out a blood curdling scream. I have tried everything from treats to distract him, telling him a firm "NO", spay bottle, having him sit/face me etc.. Nothing has worked. The only improvement that we have made is the facty that most days we can actually pass a house with a dog outside without him going into hysterics, but we cannot walk by any dogs. This of course makes our time out extremely frustrating since i live in an area that there is a huge amount of walking traffic. We have to either turn around or go places where there are no other dogs.
He has played off leash with other dogs (although the last time he did show some food aggression) otherwise he played fine and seemed to have fun.
Funny thing is he only does this in our neighborhood. If I take him to a dog event out of the area where there are literally hundreds of other dogs, he doesn't say a word-no reaction at all? Any ideas why he does this or how to stop it? My female jack never had a problem with walking, but when he starts she has also strated to chime in. It's extremely embarrasing and I look like a fool who can't control her dogs.