Thanks, Jackie. (I'm Carol, btw, I guess I should create a signature!) It's great to hear from people like yourself who have "been there, done that" with their dogs and survived to tell the tale. It sure wasn't my vision when I adopted Brody, and he wasn't really assessed this way. They did mention some barrier frustration, but I wasn't warned that this was a possible scenario. It was more like, "when he is in his kennel he growls when we put our hands near the chain link gate", not "he will freak out at every dog he sees or hears behind a fence or on leash he is on leash". Laura VanArendonk Baugh has some great insights in "Fired Up, Frantic and Freaked Out", and we are beginning training sessions for self-calming. It is an uphill battle for sure, because he has so many triggers, not just on leash, but in the house. With summer coming, I will be desensitizing him to all the outdoor activities of the kids and dogs in our neighborhood. We live in a fairly high-density area, so we are close to our neighbors and far from open spaces.