Shadow, as previously mentioned, is the dog I rescued from a bad situation with a meth addict. She is a 75-ish pound golden retriever, anywhere from 4-12 years old (We'll be finding her age out today at the vets hopefully. We are taking her for a check up, shots, and so they can look over her records) She loves me to death, she follows me faithfully and when Im not there she just sits by the door waiting for me to get home. I can touch her anywhere and do anything with her...but she doesn't much like other people.
She's snapped at my mom and dad before and actually BIT the PetCo woman who was trying to put a harness on her to see if it fit. She's also dog aggressive in a way, she'll sniff them for a few seconds then start snapping and growling and lunging. We are 99% sure she was abused and manhandled in her past, so that's most likely the issue here.
What kind of classes/trainer would be able to help her (hopefully) with these issues? I'm already starting obedience classes with her but I'm not sure what other types are out there.
Thank you in advance, and please no negative feedback.