On the bright side, the Meet-a-Bull pit bull walk I went on this morning went well. Admittedly, my dog pulls a lot on these walks—I think it’s the excitement of the other dogs, plus we were walking through her favorite off-leash park—but otherwise she does very very well. And our first agility lesson was yesterday and she did awesome! I mean, she was a little put off by the weave poles, but she thought the A-frame was fun enough to sneak an extra go on it when she was supposed to be walking past it, so I count the whole thing as a win.
It’s really, really nice to currently be training a dog who isn’t reactive at all. I think I was underestimating just how exhausting managing Oliver’s reactivity in training situations was.