It sounds to me like you've successfully worked through some tough issues (reactivity) already, so pat yourself on the back for that! As for other training, where experience really helps is that in your own mind you have a very clear objective to move toward. Heeling, for example. With all of my dogs I trained them to sit whenever I stop...initially. But really, outside of a competition, as long as they stay next to me "in position" I found that I really didn't care, so I let that part go...and so did they! I did introduce a "halt" command, for those occasions when I did want them to sit, and we were good to go!
My current puppy started right off doing a focused heal, which quite frankly bothered me a lot, so I told her to "knock it off" LOL! I personally don't have any use for it! I much prefer that she is aware of everything around her. But again, that's just me. I'm not too interested in doing competitions with her, and if I change my mind later, I'm okay with retraining or just taking a points hit.
My point is, we all have differing goals for our dogs. My dog is focused on me because we're a team, but she does it without ever looking at me directly while heeling. Snappy or quick recall is useful for all dogs! It's a safety thing. So yeah, I consider that an essential skill. And there are some very good YouTube videos you can watch that will give you plenty of pointers on how to go about training for that. But outside of rigorous training for competition, you'll find that most dogs remain a work in progress in that regard until they're much older than your puppies! Again though, there are some great videos online that can help with recall training.
From my perspective, as others pointed out already, stop comparing your dog's and their training to anyone else. It's entirely for you and your dog and what you need or want in the end! And yes, there will be setbacks and tribulations along the way, but first and foremost it should be fun, not a chore or an obligation!
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain