Most of you are probably aware of Bella's problem with excessive barking at other dogs. She's been going pretty well lately, but now we've finished school and we won't be starting advanced class until mid-late April and I'm worried she's going to go backwards.
None of my friends really have dogs (in Melbourne anyway), so playing with them is out. We go to the dog park weekly, but that tends to be hit & miss - she'll rarely play with the other dogs, and because it's such an "excited" environment, she just gets more wound up sometimes.
We go to "playgroup" for small dogs, which is great - last weekend she actually left my side and went running around by herself and actually went up to the other dogs & people. But playgroup is only once a month.
When we go home we'll be seeing lots of friends and family, many of whom have dogs (including my parents, who we'll be staying with) and I want her to be able to get along with them.
I don't know what to do - she needs weekly interaction with other dogs in a good environment. Where do I find that?