Ok, so Sunni and I were doing really well. It was great, he could do everything perfectly, and we could have taken the test to go up to Gold. However, because it was difficult to my mum to take me to this particular training place, and it is much more convenient for this new place that is much closer, we decided to change. The only problem is, my dog Sunni gets insanely distracted in this new place. It is terrible, there are strangers walking in the room all the time to get cleaning supplies from closets, people nattering in the background, and annoying trainers. And he just can't focus on me at all. The funny thing is, he can do everything perfectly in the corridor RIGHT OUTSIDE THE ROOM! If I could take my test in the corridor, that would be great. It gets worse each week, and the trainers are getting on my nerves. I feel pressure to show them that Sunni can do the work, he knows everything, yet right now, we cannot do a single thing right. Even his waits. Then the instructors say things like "What do you want to accomplish from coming here?", and "Labradors can do it, I've seen Labs complete the gold", as though I can't do any of the work and am failing. He can do everything well! Then the stops. She told me today "you have to stop your dog when they take no more than 2 steps" What the hell? How on earth can you even do that? Yeah, its possible, but for gold class? Why? All we need to do is stop them in the middle of the recall, right? Sure, I can get my dog to walk forwards 2 strides from standing, but thats not a stop! Of course I trained it by throwing treats, but she seems to want me to get my dog away from me by throwing treats and then telling him to stop when he comes back to me. That would be fine, but my dog is not that type of dog that will have a treat thrown and will look at me after he has eaten it. We had this problem in agility, throw a treat on the floor, and he will look around for many others, and even going off to follow his nose to try and find them rather than look at me for the next one, which is beautifully annoying and I don't want to have that happen here in a room he is already very distracted in. Its really frustrating. I used to enjoy obedience, and now, its just embarrassment and failure, and I don't know how to get any form of control or concentration from my dog.