Realised I have not actually really updated on Mias progress for a while
Last night at agility was a great example of how far she has come
Entering the barn there is a GSD cross who trains before us, she walked past without even bothering - we were her for WORK!
In the barn there were LOTS of barking outside but she didnt make a sound, a little distracted and her stays not so good but no barking at the dogs
A little hyper when horses went past - but we can work on that.
After class she walked back to the car no problem igoring the one dog that was outside (the other owners keep their dogs in the car till I have put Mia away)
After Bens class I took Mia out of the car to toilet, there was a few dogs about that in the past she has disliked so I kept her screened behind a trailer and she was nice and calm
I let her wonder out so she could see the dogs, she had a look and tensed then calmed down, I called her back behind the trailer and at once she was nice and calm.
Then all these dogs went and stood next to my car!!
I slowly, step at a time walked her over, she only barked once when a strange dog walked past v close, but it wasnt a fit, just a bark, then she calmed quickly.
I got her into the car no problems
Not to say she is perfect yet, she is still very much on the alert in the park out the front of the house - but she has made friends there too
Her recal is pretty good in most places, but in our park if she hears a dog barking aggressivly then she is off