Her "freeze reaction" makes my job tough, as her guide through the scary stuff in life. My usual technique is to stop, squatting down next to her, waiting for the scary thing to leave. I hope that someday she can just trot on past the scary dogs/people but, alas, that goal may be too high for Shyla.
After they were gone, I tried to build up her confidence with a mini-training session, just doing the tricks that she loves to do. Like this one...
While we were on top of Hug Hill, I could see a new layer of snow all over the mountains behind Shyla. The rain at our elevation was clearly snow up there. I think that it may be July before we can hike anyplace very high.
Oh yes, and the mountain lion photos on my trail camera... I'll save those for someday soon.