I sometimes get a bit disheartened at how badly I've trained (or not trained) the Pongster, especially in terms of his behaviour on-lead and "being calm" (or not). But today we went back to agility for the first time in two years - the lovely trainer has just started her own classes only half an hour away so we went for a 1-2-1 before signing up to a set of three actual classes. I was so proud of my boy - he'd remembered nearly everything from two years ago AND he did a beautiful "sit and wait" at the beginning of the course, and waited nicely tied up by the fence while I talked to the trainer. Both of these would have been inconceivable two years ago. It might not sound a lot to get a four-year-old dog to sit and wait - I suspect most forum dogs do this so easily! - but for me and Pongo this is a big deal and I am very very proud. I don't expect this to happen again when in a class with other dogs, but right now I'm just going to be pleased with what he did tonight. Small victories. .