I am so happy things are going so much better. Sounds like you are getting some well earned respect. Besure to keep it up - sometimes when our dogs get better we slack off and then they regress.
Schwinn - "if Daisy dives in to grab something hot, I'll let her get it. She doesn't dive for food of the floor any more..." - I know it can work, but the risk you run is if the dog swallows the hot object and it burns the throat going down. This can cause swelling and future infection - not pretty.
Love Them & Lead Them,
~Elizabeth & Doug
Dog Training the Way Nature Intended