So ... I have to tell you what Makena and I did today. We had an appt at 11:00 at a local Starbucks to meet and be interviewed for a local magazine article. The writer does an article called "The Dog Next Door". In the November article (which is due in a few weeks), she wanted to focus on how Nosework has impacted/changed the life of a dog (just for reference, the last article was about a Search and Rescue dog). She knows the owner/director of our training facility, and asked her for some suggestions - and Teah suggested Makena and me! So - we spent 2 hrs with Jeanne (the writer) and covered just about everything. I believe a portion of the article will focus on how Nosework has helped to build her confidence, thereby helping her relax in her everyday life - and as a domino effect, it's helped with her reactivity. Dogs come with Nosework, she knows that - she still needs her space, but she trusts that I'll have her back (we're a solid team), and I think that she has so much fun, that *for her*, the good has outweighed the bad, so she'll accept the bad (other dogs) cuz she loves searching so much. It's a win/win. We sat outside and I could not have been prouder of her - for 2 hrs, she just laid there, people walked by several times with dogs, and she did great! All kinds of people came by and petted her and commented on how beautiful and well-behaved she was .. and of course, I ate that up!! I'll post a link to the article when the magazine comes out. Who'd have ever thought???