Woot! Inara seemed to have found her brain again this week.
All the dogs did much better, but I'm pretty sure Inara would win the award for most improved.
She barked a couple times as we walked in because there was another dog already there. It was half-hearted though, kinda like she was doing it just for appearances. As the other dogs came in, one at a time, Inara didn't bark at all! I was shoveling treats and peanut butter into her mouth, but I was still pleased. While the other owners worked on massaging their dogs I just worked on treating Inara for relaxed behavior - we kind of have our own agenda because Ginger
quickly realized Inara is special.
Then we worked on targeting, both our hands and a tupperware lid. We worked on "go say hi" and "look at that." Inara was a champ at LAT - Ginger
was laughing because she was just glancing around then looking back at me for her treat. *giggle* So we worked on Inara looking for a couple seconds instead of a glance so she would understand that it was looking at the dog that earned the treat, not just turning her head.
That was about it. I was just so pleased with the way Inara behaved. And our l-Theanine arrived today so we'll start that tomorrow and see if it makes a difference at all.