Here's a bit of an update:
Jazmyn is now just over 16 weeks old. This is still an ongoing issue. Some days are better/worse than others. We have yet to find the "right" treat that will help snap her out of a crazy state. Prevention seems to be the key, but doesn't always work.
Barking at "things" (ie plants, strange trees, etc) is calming, and is more of a quiet huff. She is very easy to quiet when passing these objects and focus is very easily returned to us.
People/Dogs are still another issue. It also doesn't help that just about 2 weeks ago, she was almost attacked by an off-leash rottweiler (ugh the joys of set backs). She is learning "watch me" and occasionally checks in, but when shes very interested removing her is the other option & we turn and walk the other way.
Hubby is taking her more places during the day, to walk & people watch. Walmart parking lot, grocery store lot, gas stations are all in close distance so they are the plan for now.
We took her to a puppy social at our new training facility on the weekend, and overall she did fairly well (I think). She was barking like a crazy woman going in, but we had her calm down & lay down before entering. When you walk in the door before the off leash play session there is a gate, she layed down before entering. Once in, she was unsure, but got comfy after a little bit. The puppy social is for dogs 10-24 weeks old (preferably breeds over 20 pounds by this stage). She got along fairly well with our friends 20 week old white gsd, and did enjoy chasing the ball and playing chase with other dogs. A few things I noticed:
1) She is not
a very good puppy greeter, she goes for the nose sniff rather than the rear, we're working on this
2) She attempts to nip playing chase (herding behaviour that I don't like - we'd call her back for a moment if she was doing this)
3) She likes to be the Chaser, not the chasee sometimes
4) She barks at the dogs when playing, which they dont seem to totally understand/like
5) She doesn't like dogs with highly excited energy or when they're jumping all over her (one puppy was 3 legged and moved sparatically and was jumping all over her, she didn't like him)
She starts her next "Basic Manners" class tomorrow night, so I am going to ask the trainer for any advice (She'll see Jazmyn's behaviour when we walk in, as there will be new dogs/people in the class she hasn't met)
After puppy social she met my friend & his wife, with the 3.5 year old twins and did great! They have a chihuahua/jack russell cross that was very annoyed by her size, but she was nice. Their Pomeranian mix did well with her and she pretty much just ignored her. She was really nice to the kids, except 1 case of sock stealing lol.
Any advise is greatly appreciated