Right. So back in January things were going really quite well....my hooligan was coming under control (well, more or less, as you could expect...) and I had a whole 10 months in front of me of planned out training. I do plans. Big time. We had 121s booked, training holidays booked, group sessions booked. I was on a mission.... At that point in time, I enlisted all my work colleagues in a bid to secure me the maximum possible places for a handler plus dog at clicker expo in October. Great, I got everything I wanted.... Then, the dreaded second cruciate went. Bugger. So instead of my perfect hooligan control training plan, all I've done is trained my dog to lie still to have his leg iced, and identify a pot, oven glove and cloth....in my kitchen with no distractions. . He is now a hooligan on speed - you really would have to see it to believe it. He has been isolated from other dogs - again - and is a mad, crazy being with his one mission in life to stop behaving and instead go have fun saying "HI HI HI, IT'S MEEEEEE" to every dog and person on the planet. Previous experience is this takes a fair amount of time to wear off. Ok. So, I have my clicker expo place booked. I have my training labs booked. I have paid for my hotel. And I have 8 weeks to go. Do I quit, accept that to take this crazed hooligan to a hotel in Warwickshire, with an audience of 200 people with mobile devices and the ability to post videos of ridiculous dogs on social media is probably not the most sensible of my ideas, or do I try to do something about it? HeeHeeHee....I'm going. Arghhhhh...... What can I do, training wise to prepare my dog? Just to reduce the chances that we'll be a trend on facebook for 15 minutes....? All I have lined up so far is a group class on a Saturday (puppy school, really) to get him used to being around other dogs. Hmmm....that might not do it..... Suggestions on a post card to "I'm desperate, I own a hooligan Labrador".