Well, just wanted to share, Tink had another day at the park...she's now 6 months old,all spayed and healed...and her training is starting to kick in! We met a group of families at the park today,and things went well! Tink obviously doesn't love strangers, but through a lot of effort,click training her to sit,down,etc, she will accept almost anyones hand near her, and will tap them with her nose, even when she's not treated! She did it again and again- when someone,kid or adult would want to pet her, i'd explain she's shy,and just hold their hand in front,and she'd 'kiss' them,so I'd say "touch" and she'd do it! Instead of a treat, she got a "good girl" and it seemed to be enough, plus the good vibes she was receiving for touching her nose to them instead of freaking out.... However, the 2 men that showed up, she yapped at, what is it with the strange men she hates? And she didn't like a friends dog, but that's ok, she yapped at first, but i kept her distance mostly,and when he got close, she sort of snipped,(no fighting,they just warned each other clearly)and so did he,so that was that, she doesn't have to love everyone! For Tink, seeing any sort of progress is great!