Well, I have to say how very proud I was of little Liam last night at class! Especially since I did not really do that much training prep this week. I can attribute it to the great advice I received from members of this forum! I arrived at the class a full half hour before it began. I just sat with Liam as the trainer set up the obstacles for our evening class. There was a tire jump, two low jumps, and a ladder on the floor. As we watched her Liam was a bit frightened at first. Then she came over to sit by us. Liam was shy. I gave her a few treats to offer him... he refused. Then, after we sat and talk a while, he walked up to her and took several treats from her. She said, why not take him in now and walk around the obstacles so he can get used to them. We had the floor all to ourselves! We walked around doing heels and sits. Then I approached the first obstacle, the tire jump. I let him sniff it and praised him every time he approached it with a treat. Then we moved on to the jumps and ladder treating every time he looked or sniffed the item. When the class started he did great over all the obstacles! I was beyond thrilled with him! We did all four obstacles three times. Each time he boldly went over them and never refused! I had the happiest of voices telling him what a good boy he was for being so brave! Then we were going to do walks and heel. I noticed him being really fidgety. He was whining and carrying on so much I asked the trainer if I could take him out for a potty break. Sure enough, he peed and pooped! When I came back in and told the trainer she exclaimed... now that is one smart puppy to let you know when he needs to go! Other puppies in the class just had accidents! He did GREAT on the heels too! We then did the long line recall and last week he was just frozen... this week I called him and he bounded right to me! Most of the other puppies just ran by their owners! The trainer came by and said how much progress he has made since last week! I am so proud and happy with his progress in week three! He is all legs now!