@eeeefarm Thanks for clarifying the the terminology.
I had stopped bringing treats to the dog park for the obvious reasons, but over the past couple weeks I've been re-training Aten's recall at the dog park. (This dog park does not have large and small dog separation.)
Results have been very good. He still can be nippy when highly stimulated, but I'm more on him and leash him when circumstances warrant it. He really wanted the redirection it seems; he's a tightly bonded pooch and he welcomed re-establishing a tighter connection with me.
I've been getting a lot of comments on his impressive recall of late. A good reminder to me to that training never ends.
Thanks again for your time and insights.
You have done a great job... hope it continues to work out!
Thanks for the kind words.
Due to newly minted work from home folks we've had an insane influx of new puppies in the dog park. Thankfully, some of the pros who utilize our dog park, (bless them), have taken it upon themselves to initiate free puppy classes on Saturday mornings to help the humans get up to speed on training and etiquette. It's a start.
Bushbaby Aten Spirit of the Sun as a pup...