So we've attended 2 classes so far and I'm so very impressed with Finnie. I get fantastic focus with him when we're on the floor working, he totally pays zero attention to the other dogs. Our instructor actually let us do a formal recall last night (helps being so advanced in a beginner class) and Finnie did superb...came in fast but straightened out at the end. I'm just amazed at how much better he is when Piper isn't around however when we have to sit and wait for instructions for the next exercise we'll be doing he whines! And whines and whines!! I think he's so excited about working that he can't hold back his enthusiasm! I'm so happy I picked Finnie (there were 2 males in his litter), his enthusiasm for doing obedience is outstanding (as a pup he was the one that was always picking something up and carrying it) I'm probably going to enter him in Rally starting in end of June (I'm not entering him in obedience until he knows everything from novice to Utility), I just have to work on his heeling...I can get 3 steps and then he starts to forge. I'm hoping there'll be another match that will allow me to at least get him in the ring to practice...show season is coming!