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Barking at other dogs on leash isn't the same thing as living with another dog. The leash reactivity isn't a socialization issue, it's a leash issue, and living with another dog is not the same thing as going to the dog park.

So, I would suggest not getting another dog if you don't know what you're in for and how to approach the problem, but it's probably too late for that.

I find that the best way for dogs to "meet" is to walk them side by side. Set up the situation so that they never get the chance to meet face to face. Face to face is what causes aggressive behavior. Their mouth is full of sharp weaponry, and when you point two pieces of weapon together, problems can easily happen. If you can use objects and doors and stuff to set up the situation in a way that they can immediately be side by side, that's the best way to do it. You don't want to give your old mastiff any time to fixate and start revving herself up.
 
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