Hey all, just wanted to update regarding the complete owner FAIL. First of all, thanks for all the support and advice. It really helped calm me down! It has been two weeks since Theo and I went to class; my husband and I decided to not take him back. So already, I feel better
Things are still challenging with Theo, but my patience has improved. We started using putting his leash on as a great time for "watch me" and "leave it", and it's working out very well! He's stopped biting me every time I take the leash on and off; he does still bite me when I put his collar on, meh.
We still continue to train several times a day, but in different parts of the house. I started incorporating the games from the "It's Yer Choice" video to help with impulse control.
While Theo has become reactive on his leash, we're trying LAT and attempting to keep him below threshold. It is a lot of work and it's really, really difficult to keep him below threshold, especially in the morning when it's still dark outside, but we do OK. The most important thing is, I"m much more patient with him now and accept that these things take time. He just turned 5 months old and we have a lot of time to perfect everything we're training. I have been looking at old posts and have to remember how far we've come! I'm looking forward to better managing his leash reactivity so we can start going on walks!