Hi Bruce!! I am so sorry this has taken me so long - I came back from Europe to a huge problem at work and am just now getting my head above water! KITA MADE IT TO EUROPE!! We drove to Atlanta so we could have a direct flight. I found a dog park to let her play there for a while before we went to the airport. I've attached the photo of what she did in the dog park an hour before we had to be at the airport - she found a mud pit about a foot deep and proceeded to bury herself in it. Lovely, right? Trevor cannot believe the difference in Kita. He says she is like a totally different dog than the dog he has known for the last 9 years. He has even threatened to take her to the vet to get blood work because he's convinced her drop in energy level cannot be this drastic! (She had blood work before she left and was fine) Kita no longer follows him everywhere, no longer nips at passersby, and no longer demands attention or sounds her 5:00 "walk me!" alarm. She still isn't crazy about the crate, but she has been successfully staying at home with no trying to escape. Trevor has even watched her via webcam from work, and he said all she does is lay around and sleep while he is at work. Sometimes she's even in the same spot as when he left earlier in the day. Kita also now allows strangers to come up to Trevor without barking or growling. I cannot thank you enough for your expertise. Kita seems so relaxed and happy. She now spends her time sniffing stuff, sleeping and looking for treats. She acts like a normal dog instead of one who is controlling and demanding. She actually behaves, and strangers have commented on how well behaved she is. While I was there, Kita happily rode on the subway, on a train, got in and out of taxis, and even rode on the escalator - all with no hesitation as long as she was with Trevor or I. You did a great job helping me out in such a short period of time. I can't thank you enough!!! I feel like the mom who's kid just went from being a regular in the principal's office to an honor student!