Hi everyone, My partner and I recently adopted a 2 year old Saluki. We were initially told he was 12 months old, but the microchip record shows he's actually 2. We've had him for about 3 weeks now. We're not first time owners, we have a retired racing Greyhound. We decided to get a second dog that has more energy as we enjoy hiking and would also help our first dog with confidence following being attacked last year. We spent a while looking for a new dog, and found a beautiful Saluki. He was believed to have been used for Lamping and was found with a broken leg which he has a plate in his leg for and is on a rehab programme with incrementally loading his walking times (now 3 x 15 minutes a day). He's not allowed off lead anywhere including the garden, and is only allowed off lead in a smaller room in the house. Otherwise he's tethered to us. He's cuddly, easily trainable at home, playful, sleeping well and gets on really well with our Greyhound. He has lots to work on as you'd expect. Extreme Separation Anxiety, Being on a lead, General Obedience, Occasional Marking and Barking at anything he sees outside. All of which is ok with us and we're enjoying working on with him. We were told he was excitable on the lead, but were also told they thought he would calm down the more walking and exposure he gets to other dogs. Until we got him, he had been crate bound for a couple of months to help the leg heal. However, his reactivity on walks is very bad, and it seems to be getting worse. Frequently it has driven us to breaking point. If he sees another dog, as far as 250 feet away, he will rear up, or launch himself into the air. Barking wildly. He is secured on a two point harness with a double ended lead, and tied to our belt for security. He has a very deep bark and understandably people and dogs around us are intimidated, and he's scaring children and neighbours. We can only walk him early morning and late night when it is generally quieter. We think it might be frustrated greeting, but we're concerned that he might hurt his leg again, or worse another person or dog because his reaction is so extreme. We live in a small green city, and it is very hard to control his exposure to stimulus without driving out for each walk. If anyone has any suggestions or tips to help us, then I would really be grateful. We have a behaviourist follow up next week, but it's starting to feel like he needs intense professional training. We're at a loss as he really is a gorgeous dog at home and exactly what we wanted otherwise, it's heart breaking.