I honestly think you are making a mistake by trying to comfort her.
If I let her out and try to cuddle her in bed, she doesn't want to even do that. Won't stay under the covers.
If a dog is anxious, it doesn't want to be cuddled. Cuddling limits the mobility because the cuddler either holds the dog down or is in the way in case the dog wants to ...
Going to preface this by saying I'm not a professional dog trainer but I'll share the knowledge and experience I've learned over the years in hopes that it points you in the right direction. I have a 6 year old husky-lab mix with reactivity issues and have been researching different dog behaviours and training methods.
It sounds like there's ...