Hello and welcome to the forum. Well done on giving this little Lowchen a new start. From how you describe his behaviour it rather sounds like he has not had proper socialisation as a very young puppy. His behaviour might never be all you would want it to be but with patience he will perhaps improve. When mine start showing off if they see another dog I usually get their attention with a treat, which I always have in my Pooch ch bag. I try to do it before they see the dog so it means being vigilant.
Anyway, about food - can I assume that you are feeding Burns at the moment and if so, what do you think of it. Is your dog doing OK? Most of the Burns products are very high in grains and this might suit some dogs but not all. There is a belief that a high protein/fat diet actually helps the dog to be more calm. If you wish to look for something with more meat content and perhaps grain free you are in luck because these days there are plenty of good quality products and we are really spoilt for choice.The Dog Food Directory
is a great place to start searching. Look to the left of the page at the Filters. Beneath that you will see eight subsections which expand when you tick the box. All you have to do is select those things which are important to you. For instance, under Type of Food you would probably want to use Dry complete.
With a dog like yours I would suggest that when you get to Food Properties
you select natural, hypoallergenic, grain free and clearly labelled. Under Avoid Ingredients
, select 'All Red' and 'Cereals'. Click go and you will see the results on the right hand side. It is then a case of looking through and seeing which ones you like the best.
The better quality food always has a named meat source first on the list of ingredients and they are clearly labelled so you understand exactly what is in it.
Please post back if you need any help and also to keep us up to date if you do make any changes.