Besides the leash pulling while doing the small amount of walking we did today at Mercato from A to B, I am very pleased with Settler's behavior. We met two friends - one who Settler was very familiar with and the other he had never met. He did a nice meet and greet - although he was more distracted with the surrounding smells to focus on the task at hand. I had treats on me (as always) but waited for focus.
We went to a cafe and Settler was great with sitting and laying down (could tell he was ready to go by the end). Our waitress was a complete dog lover and had experience with dogs so was great about asking him to sit before she would pet him. He tried to jump on her once but that was quickly discouraged and happened more towards the end of lunch.
His smile tells it all...the water was great.