Does anyone have any success stories with training their leash reactive dogs? I just need to read some for encouragement. I feel like I'm just sliding down a mountain. Stella's behavior just gets worse or remains bad even though I try really hard to change or prevent it. I know a lot of the struggle is my lack of patience and emotional strength now, but...I really can't say how upset I am about this. Stella having such a high prey drive to cats and other animals is bad and restricting enough but her being reactive to other dogs will not be tolerable. At this point I don't even know if she's good with other dogs (aside from Tyrion) off leash anymore. I'm scared to have her interact with other dogs. I feel like someone stole my sweet puppy and replaced her with this nasty dog I don't want. I can't count how many hours I've spent training and socializing her to try and mold her into a dog I could take everywhere--which she was up until recently! Now I feel like I can't take her anywhere without problems. Stella was the only thing in my life that was good and going well and now I have nothing. I look into her confused face and just see my own failure and dashed hopes looking back at me. Now I'm also really upset because I was going to try and apply to a live in job at an animal sanctuary but I feel like I would be tempting fate having Stella around so many other animals she might attack, kill or fight with. Plus I can't even pursue a relationship with anyone that has a cat or other pet, and now I might not even be able to try one with someone who has a dog. I HATE having a dog-reactive dog, I HATE it and don't want to do it again. Where Stella once made me feel more comfortable and happy going out and doing things now she's making me feel trapped and ashamed. I love her but now I feel like keeping her OR even thinking about rehoming her will destroy me. I don't understand why nothing works for me when I try so had. I know inside that it's not my fault, it's just...who she is but that doesn't change how I feel. *sigh* I'm probably going to try and get someone else to train her if I can but it takes all my strength to not all to pieces every day over this.