Gracie is doing really well. She went to a board and train over Christmas and transitioned really easily there and back to our place. Gracie was SO excited to see me when I went to pick her up!! Here are some things we are working on with Gracie and her progress: Settling outside her room - Gracie settles really well inside her room and loves to lay in her crate. She also likes to hang out in the crate, which is now up in my office. We are working on her spending more time outside of the room/crate with us and just hanging out without her going over threshold and starting "crazy Gracie" behavior like digging the rug, biting the blankets, biting our feet, etc. She does a great job when things are calm, for example, she will watch me cook/clean for hours and just lay on the couch and observe. When the energy in the room is high like when they are playing, she has a harder time controlling herself and that's when I need to tell her to get a toy or she needs to go take a break in her room. Overall, she's learning slowly how to "bring herself down" a lot better than before. We are also practicing "leave it" which will help her harness that impulse control and in general manage her emotions about life. The car - due to the weather, we haven't been working on the car as much as I would like. She still resists walking towards the car (pulls backwards on the leash not wanting to go that way) but once we are up to the trunk, she jumps in on her own accord. She's not comfortable enough to sleep in the car yet but she does lay down and look out the windows instead of panting/whining. Overall, much better but still so much work left to do before she LOVES the car. :) Nail clipping - I have taught Gracie to lay down on her side and place each paw in my hand. We are working up towards longer duration and me squeezing the paw. Then we will have the dremel (which I have already conditioned a positive response to by getting it out and giving her liver sausage over and over again) sitting next to us and then it will touch the nail and then it will be on and touching the nail! We are getting close! Walks - she is pretty much perfect on a leash and I walk both dogs together daily. Sam has been running with her up to 2 miles at a time. He runs about a 7 minute pace and seems to really enjoy taking athletic miss Gracie along for those runs. Hefe can't keep up with his running. :) She still has some biting episodes if something has really thrown her over the edge, like the walk was way too long and she's tired or we did something crazy like run across a busy street. She gets over it quickly though. Resource guarding - she still guards resources pretty heavily but will trade for a high value treat. She only gets those items (bones, etc.) in her room and none of us go near her when she does so it doesn't bother us in life. Sometimes she gets a stray paper towel or sock and that's when the "hostage situation" starts but our trainer taught me how to put Hefe away, toss treats towards Gracie while standing across the room, wait, etc. until she leaves the object. In other training, Gracie is getting really good at down, go to her mat, and "sit pretty".