Thanks for commenting, it's always great to get feedback .... I hope I'm not stepping over any boundaries with my tips. I only want to help as much as possible.
I remember how discouraged I was with Kelly, it took a lot of hard work and many hours reading anything I felt might help; in the long run it paid off and she became a welcome member of the family.
Socialization for Charlotte would be wonderful, all dogs need socialization. Have you ever considered signing up for a disciple course, it would be great for both of you. Not only will it help Charlotte, it will help you and the other benefit would be meeting other folks with dogs.
I ended up making friends with a couple of folks in my area of town when Kelly was in doggie school, they gladly shared things they'd learned and at times we'd walk our dogs together; it was fun!
Glad that you're able to get some use out of the XP.
I'm not allergic to beef but I'm not crazy about it, I much prefer fish and pork. Speaking of allergic reactions, I had another one of those face and head swellings again, it wasn't as intense and the others but it was painful just the same. I am beginning to think that it might be a reaction to eating to many tomatoes or possibly a spice. I see the doc on Tuesday, so I'll mention it to him.