I have a 9 month old German Shepherd Dog (GSD)/Belgian Malinois and he is the second GSD puppy I've had in the past three years, so I am a little bit experienced in some areas, but I need some help with dog-dog behavior.
I socialized him with other people and dogs and he is super friendly, too friendly. At the dog park, he spends over 95% of the time licking and trying to sniff other dogs genitals which has been leading to attempts to mount. (I know this is considered normal dog behavior, but this appears to be borderline obsessive). He usually singles out a smaller dog and then just chases them around with the above behavior. The dogs sometimes snap back, but he keeps at it.
Several owners have taken their dogs and left as they end up snarling and growling and he continues to try and lick/sniff their genitals. I'm having his neutered in several weeks, but he has displayed this behavior since he was 12-weeks old. I don't know if this is a dominance issue or etiquette as he was taken away from his litter at 6.5 weeks. I keep hoping a dog will react in a way to discourage him, but it is getting worse.
I just want to reiterate that this isn't an occasional thing, he will zero in on a dog and his face wont leave their genitals until we leave, even after pulling him away and trying to reward good behavior. He will even continue as the dogs try to go to the bathroom.
Please help. My previous dog was very submissive and this sort of issue never came up.