This is actually yesterday's post. I went to bed early and blogging completely slipped my mind.
What a turn around Abby has had! She is no longer "hitting the decks" all the time but has learned and is mastering Heel/Autosit, Down, Come, and Implied Stay. She still makes plenty of puppy mistakes and needs corrections now and then but what she has mostly needed is encouragement.
We think she will be ready to try out her Dogtra Collar tomorrow and will soon be off leash. We won't remove the leash, however until she understands the collar and has shown us that her recall is fairly reliable.