Molly has always been socialised and walked. Some people and dogs she takes an instant dislike to though. Out walking I can tell by her body movements which it is going to be and I change the direction if I think she’s going to bark at them. She’s definitely a little more picky these days since the attack. She gets 2 walks a day and this is as much for her as me but she dictates whether it’s a sniff and stroll or a good fast workout. I’ve always talked to all animals too. And I think to a certain degree they understand and I’ve always had a good bond with my pets. They too come looking for me if I disappear for too long. Molly always perks up her ears but the same can’t be said for Lucy cat. Even my cockatiel appears to understand me. In saying all this, I still know they are animals and treat them as such. A dog can snap at any time and I wouldn’t trust any of them.