Mixed Emotions: Bad News, but Good Progress!
I had an appointment with a doctor today and so I had to leave Sally home. I got a call while walking to my appointment, from my landlord. Sally had been barking a lot and tenants had complained. My landlord told me that I could no longer keep her at the apartment because of the barking. I tried talking to him about it, telling him that I needed time to work with her on it, but he wasn't changing his mind. A little stressed from the call, I contacted her owners to see if they would allow her to be in their backyard and not in the house while I worked with her. They made it very clear that she was not welcome back until she was completely retrained. So, at a loss, we started calling places about boarding or possibly a new home for her, as neither of us wanted to go the Animal Control route.
On my way home I called the local shelter to see if they would help, to no avail. I called a boarding kennel, they needed money upfront and wouldn't take aggressive dogs. I even called another local trainer, and they told me that I shouldn't care so much and were very rude to me.
When I got home, I let Sally out of her crate and sat down to look up other options online. When one of my roommates got home, he decided to help by buying a muzzle for Sally so she could safely be able to get used to men. We went immediately to Petco and picked up a Baskerville basket muzzle and a nylon mesh muzzle, and once we got back I put the Baskerville on her without much issue since she had gotten used to the Halti already. By letting her have some freedom, and my roommate ignoring her completely, Sally realized he wasn't as scary, and even went up to him and sniffed him after a while, which was a big improvement from a couple nights before when she'd barked and snarled at him.
She whined for a while when I crated her at bedtime, so I went out and sat with her until she calmed down and went to sleep. I tried to think of a way to get around the landlord's decision, because I knew that Sally just needed more time to be worked with. But I just couldn't think of any alternatives. Eventually, I went to bed as well.