I sometimes think we need a "general dog chat" section...but anyway.... As i've said before Oka is *mental* about dogs. She loves to go play and that is her ultimate reward. She ignores me (almost totally) when there is one insight and she is off lead, and about the same if she is onlead - i've been working hard but her spey as set us back a bit. So we had planned on another dog most likely early next year. BUT I'm really worried about how this will work out with Oka. I'm hoping that if she has access to a dog 24/7 she'll learn after a while that there are other great things in life. That she isn't going to go mental to go play with every dog she see's. However i'm aware that this could back fire and I'll end up with two that will want to go play with every dog. Her recall around people and just us is about 80%, with other dogs its like 40% the first time 0% the second. I had got that to 90% but we need more work. I had a really bad morning, and she ran off to play with someones little dog, and the woman picked it up and Oka jumped up . Then the woman said that Oka was snapping at the dog - which would really surprise me as Oka has never snapped at anything. I'm really frustrated with her at the moment as shes being a royal pain in the arse - i know it's her age (11months -teenage!) and a stage but I'm tired of all the really clueless dog owners making out she's some devil dog just becuase she's a Shepherdx. *sigh* sorry wasn't going to rant!! Any ideas on the dog fixation + new dog senario?