So I just wanted to express my excitement after tonight's session. Jasper and I were in a small introductory class of 3 (mind you there were 3 other groups there with about 15-20 dogs in each haha!), but for JUST an introductory session, I feel Jasper and I have made some serious progress! The focus technique I've been using was failing, but I now know the right way - and it's so easy!. I was also pretty impressed in how calm he was for the majority of the class. He just lay on the ground next to me, got up when I got his attention and did all the tricks perfectly - he already knew how to sit straight away if you had a treat in your hand - and I feel so much more confident that he and I can get obedience down pat - the hardest part I think will be keeping the obedience going in different places, such as at friend's places and in public. So proud of my little-big man. A big boy for his age - so I've been told by other dog owners!