Ziva is doing great. We are getting ready to send her home and I am very pleased with her progress. She knows her commands and her off leash control is great. She enjoys the freedom of her collar and when she wanders off to play or root around she responds immediately when asked to return. She also has gotten very good with "leave it" when she sticks her nose in something that she shouldn't or when she is chasing the cat.
Her Placemat is getting better but this is where she toils the most. She will stay once you've parked her but there is typically a little argument before she gets there. she really wants to be by your feet or even better, on the couch next to you. Like I said, once she is settled on her mat she stays pretty well and her record is 2 hours while I came and went with the laundry and while the other dogs bustled around.
I will miss this sweetie but she is ready to be back in her home with her people. I know they will be proud of how far she has come.