Mr. Zeus qualifies! Yea!
I have written ad naseum about his issues and progress on other threads, so I will not take up too much space here. Basically: Zeus was attacked by another male Doberman with his previous owner, has no to poor dog socialization skills, is severely dog reactive, especially on leash, and is highly suspicious of strangers.
We have used counter-conditioning (doggie daycare and attending several classes where we just observed, and are now attending), Control Unleashed, BAT and basically moving-very-slowly.
Due to his issues, we will never be able to walk in our neighborhood again. There are too many dogs with invisible or no fencing at all. I will probably never be able to take him to many of the trails or hiking locations at a normal hour. The risk of running into a off-leash dog is just too high. But all is not doom and gloom. We are planning on taking the CGC test this year, will be taking some Rally classes and maybe, just maybe, give competing in Rally a shot. But it all depends on him.
In my mind, having a reactive dog means,
1) always putting the dog's needs and limitations befor your own dreams and aspirations
2) being honest about your dog's limitations and taking responsibility for them
3) being able to successfully read your dog, every-single-time
4) being the one your dog can depend on and defer to in tough situations
5) know when to push your dog and when to call it quits
6) learn how to be a good trainer and build on your dog's strengths and always setting him up to succeed
Me, reactive? Nooooo. Honestly, do I look like I could hurt a fly?