Well folks! It's been a journey.
When I embarked on this adventure of comparing all positive vs. balanced dog trainers, I expected to find vast differences, competition, and even drama between trainers.
What I actually found was the opposite...
the trainer told me that Luna would never be a happy friendly family dog as it was "just not who she is" and that she'd not be able to handle other dogs being around and that we'd have to essentially keep her isolated. She told us to use essential oils to curb her aggression. She told us to think of Luna as though she was autistic.
The one piece of advice that I’d give to other aggressive (or reactive) dog owners is to never stop loving your dog. That’s what really kept me going. If you knew who they were before, you know who they’ll be after. Don’t give up on them, don’t stop, because once you do, they give up on themselves.
"We were reminiscing about that day and she remembers me holding on this this 200lb dog for dear life, white knuckled on the leash, who could effortlessly pull me in any direction at any moment..."