This is my first post on this forum, though I have been reading it very intensely since I got my puppy (my first dog) at 5 months (she was planned to be a breeding dog, but was too short). Long story short, the past 5 months with Naga has been wonderful and the most difficult thing I have ever done. Right from the get go, even following all the advice we could find, Naga did not socialize well with our 2 cats - I think it may have been related to COVID as the dog parks were closed at this time so limited socialization. After much private training she was doing better and able to be in the same room with them on a leash, and then we had her spayed and she turned 7.5 months and she was kept away from the cats for just over the week in recovery (cause she got too excited at times). This separation made her mad for the cats and we had to have them completely separated - cats in basement when Naga is around. Sine we have been doing private training, but she continues to have little control even a version of "look at that" and alternate training around having her less reactive and cued to go to her dog bed to movement behind the cat gate. This on top of doing lots of foundations training and fun training, daily fetch, 3 daily walks, socialization with other dogs (which she is reactive around without intense management as well). Sadly I am losing hope. I do plan to do whatever is necessary as far as training and effort, but this has impacted my and my husbands whole lives and also the lives of our cats (though we are doing everything we can to minimize this). What I am looking for is your thoughts and (hopefully) some hope that this is can be resolved.