Stomping around in new ground, so let me suggest some 'new' ideas -
We all know about people and dog (and animal) socialization. And a less mentioned experience (and noise) 'socialization' where experience occurs when you take the dog for a ride and to go shopping to experience automatic doors, shopping carts, and so on... the type of exposure that therapy and service dogs were expected to have, and now enlightened pet owners are also doing.
So let me suggest play [or interaction] socialization, which I'd suggest as the next phase after dog socialization.
Amaryllis said: Socially awkward - You've met people like this: they desperately want friendship, but they push too hard, too fast and piss everyone off.
Let me start here, but rather than an awkward nerd, we have a clueless high school football player, who has put on 10 pounds of muscle over the summer, and still wants to horse around in the hallway... but now he's much stronger, so most people don't want to play. By analogy, Josefina has a certain energy level [I don't mean an abstract energy flow, but a very visible level of energy.] and she wants to play. She finds some dogs that match her energy but other dogs don't and she doesn't understand.
So, with a nod to Turid Rugaas (socialize to learn Calming Signal communications) and even to Cesar Millan (working with a group of dogs to learn what levels of interaction may be acceptable), I suggest that you try to find some socialized dogs that like to play at her energy level to help her burn off some energy and learn some rules, before she gets into a fight. She may never learn not to pester other dogs, but she might learn to back off when snarked, rather than be threatened and escalate... I dunno, this is kinda new ground.
However, my fixed, Lab mix Shep, altho well socialized, will hump anything [kinda
], because he learned that dogs will chase him or play with him if he humps them... dangerous idea, but it works for him. What can I say, he's got Cary Grant charm.
1. If a dog barks at him, he will look the other way, then walk off.
2. If a dog gives him the evil eye, Shep may bark and playbow, or just back off.
3. If the dog doesn't play, Shep will push with a foreleg or hump [male or female]. If snarked, Shep backs off, barks, and playbows. Usually the other dog ignores him, then Shep will hump again. After 3 times, I'll pull Shep away... this is something he won't learn.
4. Once they recognize a lack of aggression, many dogs will ignore him. Then, Shep will hump them and they don't snark... so Shep gets a little excited and I have to remove him
5. However, More times than not, Shep has been able to find a playmate.
6. On the other hand, Shep will go after adolescent Lab pups with glee. Then he re-discovers the significant energy mis-match and snarks the Lab pups. It works once or twice, but Labs learn quickly... that Shep is all bark, and They torture Him... So, I have to go rescue him...
7. Altho we do this in the dog park... and maybe we've been lucky over the past 10 years, Shep learned to do this with a controlled group of dogs playing after training sessions.
Hope this helps ???