Dogs live in the moment
Your dog needs
On your walk, YOU should leave the house first
All humans in the house must be a pack leader
Correction must occur at the time of the unwanted behavior
Do not allow howling when you leave (how???)
Correct inappropriate dominance behavior by putting them on their side (also works for small children).
Meet a new dog by simply letting them explore by smell
Dog parks are no excuse for a walk
So, how are things going? Aside from last night - when, for some unknown reason, she paced and panted nervously all night long and we ended up sleeping on the sofa - swimmingly.
We fear she may be afraid of the dark. We're all still getting to know each other.