Well, Sable's much anticipated debut in Obedience school was pretty fun actually! I was surprised how much she "wanted to learn" and wanted to please me, even if it was for treats! My instructor was nice, everyone was nice in fact, and inquisitive as to what breed she was. I think the class had a pretty typical slice of Americana: 2 goldens, one collie, one Doberman, and Sable! Sable was the youngest and smallest, by a month, and at least 15 pounds! But she held her own at "recess", I mean "romping time" at the end of class, until that dobe puppy got a little too rough with her and she yelped and cowered behind me. Side bar: what is it with those dogs? I've yet to read a kind word about them here on DK, is it just the breed, or do they get a bad rep because they look so scary?) Anyway, Sable did giving me her attention, sit and down well. The "getting her into the heel position" was a little tricky. Our instructor had us lead her with a treat back, then front, to end up seated on our left side. I almost fell over trying to lead her around back LOL, oh well, we have a week to work on it!