Sasha is really coming along. We practice daily and she's coming now with confidence. No more wiggly butt. We're going to keep it up. I'm just so happy. There's no reason for that little girl to be afraid of anything, especially not me.
So I missed that your valentine arrived! And what a fine valentine she is... Oh yes I remember going out with pup on a string at night until she got much bigger.. Owls were my concern, too. Small dogs and cats out at night are easy targets. Even now with hefty adult dogs, if I hear the owls, the dogs get out in the dark on a string (with me at the other end.)
She told me that with the muzzle on he didn't bite leaving (which is cloth; I told her to tell the owners he'll need a basket muzzle to pant, and she said 'Oh he can open his mouth wide with it on) (I mean, what's the point of that?) and that he didn't need it when they left the park.
It's my impression that further advice, at least at this time, is not wanted. Maybe I'm misreading on texts, but she gave off a 'all sorted' vibe.