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I have read through the thread and am happy to see that things are going better for you.
I would like to respond to the original question of what I do when my dog is misbehaving in public. I usually remove my dog from the situation pretty much the same as I would a child. No one wants to see a dog misbehaving any more than they want to see a child screaming and throwing a tantrum. Nothing good can come from trying to force the issue. You get frustrated, the dog gets frustrated and the vicious cycle begins. I would just take my dog home and start over on a new day. No sense beating my head against a stone wall trying to control a bratty puppy. They all have their good days and their bad days just like us.