Thanks for the advice! She is always on a leash, she's way too little for a concrete recall.
She is clicker trained, so I do use treats/food with her, however most of the people in my area do not use treats for their adult dogs, and refuse if I ask to offer them to their dogs. I also don't want to cause food aggression fights with other dogs.
It was the seventh or eighth time we had met the scottie - the owner lives on our street and has 2 - Nova and the pair had played together nicely. I don't have a yard, and my area is extremely dog friendly, so it is difficult to avoid meeting dogs on walks.
My girl does love playing with other dogs, its just the three-minute period of skittishness followed by lots of play. I'll keep being patient, its good to know about your girl being slow to socialize.
Nova - 04/19/2013
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
― Will Rogers