We attended Lights n Sirens as guests of the Watertown Police Department and Officer Repta. When we first arrived the sirens were fully engaged. When combined with a few hundred excited children running around created a high energy environment - quite the test for a puppy.
As you can see Marcie kept a close watch on Monte's behavior while he was greeted by at least a hundred youngsters. It turns out the most difficult distraction were the "Boo Boo Bears" that many of the children were carrying. Monte thought they would be wonderful chew toys.
Officer Repta was in a good mood and let a couple of Monte's indiscretions slide. However, the third time he actually took it from a little boy. That was strike three; Monte was out and ordered to take a timeout in her squad car. We were attempting to apply the "Scared Straight" behavior modification.
It worked. Once released he was on his best behavior for the remainder of the evening. No more attempted robbery