Liam had his first obedience class today and it was a total disaster! It didn’t help that we had terrible thunderstorms with lightning and high winds. Blew down huge trees. The drive there was no too bad. When we got to the class which is in a huge wearhouse the rain and thunder reverberated through the building. They had us go into a smaller room where there were loud and older puppies barking. Scared the crap out of Liam as he dove under a chair to hide! Liam the terrible became Liam the meek! I did not want to reinforce his fear so I just let him sit on the floor asking for various sits, comes, and watch me commands. I did this to keep him occupied while the trainer showed us with her dogs what was expected. Then they moved us into the large room where the wearhouse was divided up with two sections. One side had our puppy class and the other side had the large dogs. Liam became totally unhinged! He shut down! Would not take a treat, respond to command or react in any other way than total fear! I was so surprised as he did great at home and he even seemed to adjust to the smaller room. I hope he does better next week. Not sure what to do. The trainers were very understanding and said not to push him. Gezz, I am really sad about it! He seems so outgoing and bold. It was like he was a totally different dog!!!