Palmer has always had issues with other dogs. He came from a rescue group who saved him from the Santa Monica Humane Society so he has a tendency to be a bit defensive when other dogs are invade his 'territory'. We decided to introduce Kobe to Palmer on neutral ground and walked them side-by-side to the nearby park.
They haven't actually 'met' (read: sniffed each other intimately) in this picture but you can see the tension:
Thankfully, after a few minutes of walking peacefully within a few feet of each other in the same direction, Palmer calmed down and they were able to greet each other sans drama.
It was a huge relief to know that Palmer can actually make nice with another dog. It gives Johnny and I hope for a second dog one day!
Here's a nice 'Happily Ever After' picture of the doggie meeting, courtesy of Janet.