Ames-She has taken and does the K9 Nose work stuff. She's very good at it and seems to enjoy it. Before we brought her home, the trainer from the Shelter told us that she had taken her through some of the agility course and she loved the tunnels. She was not afraid at all. They are currently remodeling the agility facility-so we are waiting until that's finished before trying it.
As for the biting/mouthing. I've read those posts (they were actually what I went to first). We have been trying several of the suggestions. So far a yelp is not working. She is only doing it when trying to get our attention and wanting to play. We realize she is wanting the attention, but sometimes our hands are full and we can't greet her until we set our stuff down.
When she mouths us, she is very gentle, but we don't want it to happen. She sometimes then keeps nipping/biting when she wants to play. We turn away or stand up, but she will often nip/bite our clothes in hopes of getting our attention. She does not nip/bite when we are playing until we stop for whatever reason. We do try to redirect to a toy or something appropriate to bite on, but again...sometimes it's not always within reach. It was mentioned we may need to keep her on a leash in the house in order to help correct the biting/mouthing. I'm leary about that only because I envision her eating/tearing up the leash.
We have started our training classes, so hoping to keep working on this. She likes to play with other dogs, but is still usually the 'dominate' one. She tends to play hard-so we are really watching that.
We love her. Again, it's now only been 2 weeks in the house and we are all adjusting.
Someone suggested 'Doggy Daycare' to wear her out, while we are at work. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but I may explore that option.
I'm very glad I found this forum and have enjoyed reading about other people's challenges and joys! The pictures are also a bonus.