Have any of you seen the show, Dog Whisper? He shows how all dogs need their human to be pack leader so the dog doesn't feel the need to. I've learned so much about myself and my dogs watching this show.
Yes I'm a tried and true dog lover. I actually put a large dog to sleep a few years ago because he snapped at my husband and brought blood after many tries to get the dog to stop snapping. I regret that I had to do it, but I didn't want this dog around my grandchildren. If I had seen the Dog Whisper, I could have changed that dog using a totally different approach.
I have a great dog now. My daughter was babysitting a 2 years old girl who WAS afraid of dogs until she met mine.
If I didn't have my dogs with me right now, I don't know how I would have survived the death of my husband. After all the do-gooders are gone, the dogs are still here sharing the grief and making life possible.