Our 6 month old Pitbull is incredibly friendly and well behaved (for the most part anyway).
We like to take him on walks, and responds well to basic commands. He stops at corners with us before crossing the street and while he still lags a bit or gets ahead to sniff stuff, I believe we're close to getting it right.
The problem is that when he gets excited (ie: when he sees other dogs) it seems like everything he's learned goes out the window.
Just yesterday, he tried to run to the other sidewalk when he spotted a couple of dogs behind a fence. He was totally oblivious to a car that was approaching and I don't want to delve on what could have happened if he hadn't been on a leash.
When this happens, he doesn't even respond to his name.
There's absolutely no indication of aggressiveness. Like I said, he's just incredibly friendly, as are all the dogs we've met in out neighborhood, so he often plays with dogs we meet when on our walks.
Is this normal for a 6-month-old?
Is there something we can do?
I'd like to make our commands more important than his impulses?