After a day of recovery I was able to wake with Emma at 7 AM and start our morning. After our trip outside I brought her into bed with me while I drank my morning coffee and played with her. She enjoys snuggle and play time in the bed, as does Dieter his tuck and cuddle time under the covers after a night in the crate.
Max joined us and Emma played a bit with him. At one point Max was against my ribs sitting up with Emma pressed against his chest or standing on his ribs and he didn't even blink at her touch. He's become accustomed to the new dog in the house. She was gentle with him, not pushing her face into his and not bouncing off of him like a meth addicted rabbit.
After that I focused on getting Attitude to eat while the other dogs played in the yard for a bit. Once Attitude was cared for we started our training. I have been alternating who starts training in the morning between her and Max. Max had always been "second" and I was seeing a bit of jealousy between him and Emma. Alternating has helped him understand I am not playing favorites and he'll be "first" as many times as she is.
Max and I have a presentation on the 29th of January to a troupe of Boy Scouts. I am teaching Max a trick for the kids so they can all interact with him without having to pet him. Max is earning his whole meal on this lesson. Emma spent the first half of her meal working on Target.
I filmed out session today with the Lazy Leash for you to see. She did extremely well, but the distraction levels are very low. I will continue to work on Lazy Leash with increasing distraction levels.