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so nice to hear about River and Maya!
Duffy passed his Canine Good Citizen a couple of years ago and completed Rainbow training to be a therapy dog.
Up until the Rainbow training he had been great around other dogs, friendly and calm. At the Rainbow class, there was a gsd that constantly gave Duffy the lowered head stare and this totally freaked Duffy out. He would go out of control and we would have to take him to the corner to calm down. But inevitably, the GSD would do it again.
Since then, Duffy has become very reactive to other dogs, barks and jumps when he sees or comes near a strange dog. For this reason, I am unable to take him out as a therapy dog, which is hugely disappointing to me.
It's not his fault, I don't blame him. In fact, I blame him for very little, I love him so much and he is perfect to me!