After the past few months with such stress after Laddie's and Jasmine's illness and eventual decline, I had to move my head towards trying to find some happiness and positive feelings. So, I enrolled Baron in an Advanced Beginners and CDC certificate class. Today was our first class. I am thrilled to report the trainer and the class is wonderful! Only three are in the class and we have a huge indoor training area. This is great for Baron as he does not feel trapped or intimidated. I was shocked at how well he did in the totally new environment! I was so proud of him! He did not shut down at all and seem to figure out... Oh, I know how to do this! He seemed to feel that he had a job to do that he already knew. That seemed to give him confidence. Heeling, Sit Stays, Down Stays and Sitting once I came to a stop when Heeling, and About Turns! He got TONS of praise and hugs for doing such a great job! The trainer seemed confident that all three dogs would pass the CDC examination! I am so proud of him overcoming his shyness! She even exclaimed at the end of the class that is a great group of talented dogs! Made us feel really good!