Midnite needs some work, but its not that bad and I should be able to get him going in the right direction. The trainer believes he is well bred and someone probably spent a good amount of money on him, but had no idea what they were getting into. She did a couple of things with him to see his reactions to other dogs. First she took out a life like small stuffed dog and put it about a half block down. We walked with Midnite and when he got closer, he put his head down, which she said was good. Then he continued to nose the fake dog and knock it down. Problem one is that Midnite does not know how to properly greet other dogs and he goes right for their face. She brought her husky out and he reacted like I thought he would and it took a minute for him to calm down. His threshold in distance for other dogs is about 20-25 ft right now. At that distance he is less focused and easier to manage. Higher value treats are going to have to be given during this training. He also liked the squeaky ball and when another dog got closer you could see him chewing on the ball harder, she said that could be a problem down the road. By the time the fourth dog walked by he was easy to distract. She gave me a couple tips...carry treats and if he starts to get reactive throw a handful so that he has to hunt them and forgets the other dog and she also had me walking him and making a quick turn telling him follow me, that worked for him to. When I put him in the car she brought out her Leonberger and he was interested, but not as serious. Another trick that works is for me to walk away, as focused as he is on other dogs, he is still watching me and will follow. She doesn't think he needs a reactivity class, so we are going to try a regular small class with him. She will have barriers that are made for dogs like him. She didn't see any aggressiveness, but he gets really excited and just doesn't know what to do. This probably comes from him having no socialization with other dogs and no training. She thinks that he will be fine with some work...I'm happy that I will be able to do something with him. She thinks he would be great at nosework, so we will see. One day at a time....