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I don't have any experience with therapy work, but if your dog doesn't want anything to do with the dog....let him not have anything to do with the dog. It sounds like he's doing the right thing by not being reactive to the dog and ignoring him. I prefer to have my dogs ignore other dogs when we're out an about, trying to play with every dog they saw would get irritating after awhile.
I think any dog can react defensively if put in the right (or wrong, I guess) situation, perhaps introducing him to a big dog in a tight corner was not the best idea. Keep it in mind for future reference, correct any behavior you see that is inappropriate and move forward.
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