Yes! We mastered the sit-stay and I am now able to keep Ella in a sit-stay while I walk a circle 5 feet from her! I can also walk 85% of the time around her while she is in a down-stay.
Awesome job, Ella!
On a side note, heeling is really starting to stink. She is determined to get where we are going and FAST. I am going to need to devote more time each day to walking politely. She continues to be frustrated with having patience while walking, especially if we are on our way to somewhere familiar – or if her BFF Abby the Corgi is there.