We signed up for the next obedience class at the place you recommended. Today, Slinky had her first Dog Park experience at the one down Horsetooth and had a great time and has shown herself to be an enthusiastic swimmer and is good around other dogs.
My 5 year old is especially, passionately in love with her and the two spend hours playing fetch in the yard, hiking with Daddy, and just romping around together, looking for mud, bugs, and adventure. Attached is a picture of the two of them. Clearly… Slinky is home :-)