I've been working with a friend to help socialize some older pups and take them home to expose them to different things, and to take them with me when I'm out and about. I had a female that was terrified of my kids and wouldn't load into my truck without help. After 2 sessions of going home with me, I took her to a BBQ and she was the most well behaved person there (seriously...even the adult humans weren't so well behaved!) She heeled most of the time, and when we went inside, laid by my feet and didn't move. She has also been loading into my truck without (much) help, and is great with the kids now. we have also done some off-leash playing and walking around the yard and she has amazing recall. I'll tell her to come back, she'll check in, and then she can play for a bit. she's learning fetch, and that if she brings back the toy, she can chase it again. I'm so happy for her!!
I'm so excited for her, and hope she goes to her new family soon!