I walk each dog separately in the morning so they get alone time with me...just a slow walk around a couple blocks each. It's so sweet, the other ones watch in the window and wait patiently for their turn.
Each get alone time with me. They check their peemail...we work on loose leash walking, and our obedience cues (stays, interrupted recall, bonk, walking around them, front, goofy tricks), then after each have had their turn.... games in the backyard before I leave for work.
My little George and I were walking along and he initiated LOOKING AWAY from a dog that was... BARKING AT HIM!
George's signature snobby but effective "look away" :P
THEN very calmly and slowly looked at me without a peep :) We played the 'show me" game while dog in yard barked his head off...then slowly walked away.
A few minutes later we passed another dog (still body posture, thankfully w/owner) and we stopped to play "show me"....same relaxed tail and relaxed face! He even offered up a PLAY BOW without me cuing him to do so!!!!! No signs of stress!
YIPEEE!!!!! YOU DON'T KNOW HOW HAPPY THIS MAKES MEEEEEE!