Haddie is my first CCI pup, the first dog being trained at this level of prestige under my care, and the first pup intact in our household. So, when I say, "I wonder if ..." and clue in on perhaps she is starting her cycle, I could be completely off. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. But very recently Haddie has a naughty-side directed at my innocent beagle, or stuffed animals, and socks.
With that being stated as fact, this too is fact. I took a huge step and put her on a tie down during piano lessons yesterday (she is just to the right of my chair and piano). Looking back I was taking a big risk as it could have gone either way. Completely poorly, or obviously positive. Positive was the outcome this time, but I should have known better.
And that's just it. Lately she is just teetering on the edge of naughty and nice and you just never know which way she is going to steer her energy.
But through it all - it is never extremely horrible, therefore, I still have Hope that she is a good fit for CCI. Time and experiences will tell in the end, but I'm still rooting for Haddie's Graduation.