As Molly is three years old, it might seem a bit odd to start a training log now, but this evening I was wishing I had a record of when and how we'd achieved things so far. I'm training with a view to competitive obedience (at a very low level - I'll be delighted if we can win pre-beginners within the next year!) 1. Working to improve heel position on turns. I'm doing this by using a placeboard and pivoting with Molly's front feet on the board. So far we've done pivot facing me and now working on pivot beside me. She's very good while I have food in my hand but much slower without a lure. 2. Heelwork with distractions. In the training hall she's pretty good but having had the embarrassment of her nose on the ground in the show-ring recently, I need to proof it in different places. This evening I walked her around a town centre, just trying for a few steps of 'close' every few minutes. I felt a bit demoralised at first at what hard work it was, but then I remembered a time when she wouldn't have walked on a loose lead around a town centre and felt better. (When not 'close' she was still by my side, not pulling.) I think I just need to persevere and do a little in many different spots every day.