Comment on Loving a reactive dog means grieving the dog you thought you would have by Pat.
I am so glad I came across your article! We rescued a dog(who was just under a year) and believe he had some past abuse. He reacts to men more so than women. We’ve had him for just over a year and have had to adjusted many things for him( where we walk him, people can’t come over with him loose etc…). He seems to get spooked easily(worse when he’s tired after doggie daycare). My oldest daughter(24) has been on the receiving end of his behavior. We think she startles him and she is viewed as a threat. Normally he is a snuggle bug with her. I can begin to research breeds prone to this behavior and techniques to help reduce his reactions.