Comment on Loving a reactive dog means grieving the dog you thought you would have by Sasha.
Oh wow, i needed to read this. Thank you so much for putting this into words. Our boy Tyler had some awful experiences on walks, having been attacked by two men and a GSD on separate occasions. He’s now reactive and soo sooo anxious outside, but also struggles to relax in a noisy building, where there’s constant foot traffic and on top of that cats bully him in the garden. We are soon moving and hoping he can relax a bit more at home, we are also working with a wonderful behaviourist. But it is so tough. We had 20 months of him being mostly okay and hoped for a very different future. So now we grieve and make adjustments and learn a lot. It’s good to know we are not alone.