Shyla is still a dog who prefers to be hidden. She doesn't like strangers to look at her. She hides and peeks when strangers are around. In this photo, she was waiting for me to call her. I loved seeing her eyes peek over the mesa.
When I called her, she sprinted toward me, revealing her full face.
And then coming into full view.
It means so much to us that wilderness is Shyla's happy zone. The West still has lots of remote places where Shyla and I feel most comfortable. She stands tall in those places.
She loves to survey the world while standing tall on her mesa. We've dubbed it "Shyla's Mesa".
We're at the very beginning of the program, and it can take a long time to overcome deeply ingrained fears. However, I'm ready to give a new method a try. So far, Shyla loves all the play that we're doing so that's good!