Boca is a great dog, very responsive, has a bit of a natural recall (though I wouldn't trust it in any precarious circumstances) where she's just so happy you're calling her she generally doesn't think to NOT come to you. She's pretty good at heeling. There's a lot to polish, but I'm thinking maybe just maybe I should consider working and polishing toward an obedience title. It scares me to say it out loud because ... what if we suck? What if I don't do it? But mostly the idea of having to travel to multiple places to put "legs" on her is very daunting to me.
But the other tricky thing is although I think (I think I can I think I can I think I can) I can polish her heeling, recalls, etc. There is one thing that makes her go nutty and that's other dogs. She will HOLD a stay, but she whines and whimpers. I don't know how to stop the whining and whimpering. It's not that we haven't done a ton of work in the past.
I train with both positive reward and corrections and for this, corrections have not worked and I'm not willing to keep trying in hopes things change.
Can anyone help me figure out a P+ way to eliminate this behavior? It's her one super annoying habit -- doesn't matter how far away the dog is or if we are in a car or walking or whatever--a dog in her line of sight is a reason to make annoying whining sounds.