There were mostly NSDTR’s at training, but the trainer is a breeder so yeah there’s bound to be loads of her dogs at her training events. Here’s one chilling out, he’s only 14 months old but a lovely little dog : I had the only flatcoat (always do ! ) and there was two Labradors Mostly pics of today and a few short videos that were recorded as mpegs so the quality isn’t that terrific but they give you a good idea of what happened This exercise is a steadiness mark, where we walk the dog to heel for about 10 paces throw the dummy in easy cover (I was demonstrating this to a new person in the class hence why it was so easy to see) walk the dog away so he has to remember where it is, then turn back to face it, I make Casper wait an extra few moments for steadiness as he has been known to run in :? But today he was terrific It also builds memory as the dog is walked away. Although the complete beginners were to let the dog see the dummy, when Casper did his in training his was thrown into deep heather and a longer distance. 29-10mov.mpg He wasn’t as wound up as he has been when he’s at training, he was focused on other dogs working, He has been known to pant really hard when watching the other dogs as he has been that excited, but he was quite relaxed when watching other dogs working. But was happy to watch me when given a watch command, (you can see my gear on the ground behind him ;-) We did a walk up as well, this time I kept him on the lead though as he was getting very excited again. The monkey did try and run in once, (when the dog next to him had it’s turn) but because of him trying to run in, he had to watch 3 other dogs have a turn who were all quite close to him and after he watched one dog have it’s turn, he was quite, so he got a go. Hence the lesson there being, when your quiet you have a turn, when your noisy/not paying attention to me, you wont get a go. Unfortunately this seems to be our latest ‘problem’ and I don’t want a habit to start. But you cant practise walk up’s on your own really ;-) Well you could do heel work and throw a dummy out and get it yourself, I’ve done that loads of times, even done walk ups with my husband and sending the Golden Retriever instead of the flattie. But he’ll only go to run in when the dog next to him is sent in. When I practise walk ups with Jack, Casper wont move, he’s an angel. It’s when dogs have their turn next to him, he tries as well…. Any help would be great ! Another thing, these were taken with my phone so the pics may not be that clear, we were talking about dogs picking up all different kinds of material ? Someone raided the shopping when we got home and stole a bag of treats, here’s the evidence .. They will also carry the paper home from the shop too Hope you enjoyed the pics !