So excited and happy. Today, with the weather finally cooling down a little, Ra Kismet and I actually went for our walk during daylight hours. Which meant of course, we encountered a few more dogs than we did when walking at night. We took a walk along a pathway that goes around the perimeter of the airport, not the most exciting walk, but one which we definitely do not do after dark. So more interesting smells for Ra Kismet and dogs, lots more dogs. Fortunately there is plenty of space along most of the path for easy passing, but even so, after his attack, he would still react quite vehemently to dogs passing him. Today we both spied two very lovely Kelpies both on leads of course, off lead is not allowed in this area, and I was all prepared for Ra Kismet to over react. To my surprise he just 'looked over at them' and didn't really bother at all!!!!!!!!!! They were, when they first approached, a reasonable distance away to our side but the man on seeing how quiet Ra Kismet was come closer and STILL nothing from Ra Kismet, who by now had plonked down and was looking hopefully up at me for a treat. I did say to the man that Ra Kismet had been attacked, so he kept apart enough that the three dogs couldn't actually touch but I honestly think Ra Kismet wouldn't have reacted even if they were closer. He just sat, then stood but VERY quietly, wagged his tail in the politest manner and didn't even come close to reacting at all! Since the attack this is the closest we've been in passing another dog, so you can imagine how thrilled I was inside with the way Ra Kismet handled the situation. Our biggest break through to date and the boy handled it with all the aplomb of a well behaved Canine Citizen! Needless to say, JACKPOT, was the order of the day!!!!!!!!!!! LOL fortunately I had a reserve of treats, just in case but we toddled on in the most impressive manner, quietly, with confidence and as if we'd never over reacted in our entire life! So proud of my boy! They do 'get it'. Now we shall see how he goes at a closer passing another dog.