Well! i just got back from our first lesson! It was awesome!! I walked in there, and bella was like, 'holy crap!!' She had never seen so many dogs!! and neither had i. The range of breeds was amazing!! Shelties, collies, danes,dacshunds(?), weimeraners,chis,peis, poodles,even a dingo cross! There was a husky(omg, gorgeous),kelpies, Bull mastiffs(me thinks- big dogs, up to top of thigh?), heelers, and a huge Dane mongrel. The only sour note was that the kelpies were fighting. One had to be restrained in such a way tthat it had its front legs held and its collar was tight. one hand was around its muzzle, and it had to be removed. We learned heeling and turning. There was one girl, who kept scaring bells by growling'SIT!' at her dog, soon she ignored it. I was digusted at this girl, she was whacking her dog and stuff. It took all my strength to bite my tongue... But it was amazing! There was a beautiful tiny Boxer, looked just like my old girl Ruby... Makes me want to get a Boxer now!! There was a gorgeous black dane, and I met a lovely woman who had been showing dogs for over forty years. she helped me out a lot. It was a great night!