We went to a companion dog show yesterday (obedience class) and I felt so embarrassed and depressed afterwards I couldn’t bring myself to write about it until today. Molly’s behaviour included running out of the ring to pick up a scent cloth from the next ring (thankfully no-one competing in there at the time), stopping for a wee, stopping to scratch, running straight past me on recall to sniff a patch of grass and worst of all breaking during the stay exercise ( immediately, as soon as I left her). Molly has never broken the stay before at any class, either training or competing -I thought it was the one thing we really had in the bag. I know I’ve written before about bad experiences at shows, but those were KC shows where the standards are high and I was tense. I felt really relaxed and confident yesterday as we were placed at the last two companion obedience shows. She’s been so good recently when practising in the park - getting some good close heelwork even with other dogs and children playing near to us. She behaved perfectly well outside the ring. Molly had an awful nightmare last night -howled in her sleep. I rushed down to her and felt very guilty, as she must have been stressed. We’re already entered at a KC show in 4 weeks, but I’m not sure if we’ll go.