Hello, I have a three year old boy. He is a vocal one! He barks at other dogs and absolutely goes crazy during agility class. He barks when he hears other dogs running and barks when he’s in the ring. It’s non stop during class. We have completed our intro series and was three classes in to our intermediate tonight. He did great in the intro class. He was barky but he absolutely shined in the ring. He absolutely loves agility and I really love the bonding experience. However, I am having issues with the classes and was wondering if anybody had advice. Our class tonight was very full and I wasn’t expecting that. Unfortunately my pup got over excited and was going crazy barking. The other owners were not pleased and were making comments to me about it. I tried to play with him in our seating area while we waited to keep him engaged and tried my best to calm him. Another dog running the course got out of the ring and entered our seating area/barrier and lunged and bit my leashed dog. I ended up just feeling overwhelmed and defeated that I just carried him out of class and left. Does anybody else have a barky dog in agility? How do you handle your dog when you are waiting? What about the other owners who are not happy with a vocal dog? I really wanted to continue to do agility with him, but I just don’t know if that’s an option with his excitement and lack of impulse control to contain his excitement. And unfortunately I just don’t have enough experience to teach him on my own.