Do you know those points at which you think that your dog is 'getting it'? The first time that I thought this was at around 6 or 7 months of age and then this week I have been thinking the same :thumbup1:. I sat in the car after this morning's walk very proud of my boy and realised that I had been feeling like that after every walk for the past week or so.....no monumental milestone has been reached; but just basic obedience, excitement and impulse control stuff. This morning for example he was fantastic offlead with other dogs about, did exactly as I asked him to . Then, we went to PAH and he walked calmly through the busy car park (used to be a bit skittish) and into the shop, didn't pull to try and reach anything (food ), responded to any 'leave its' given, sat and waited nicely whenever asked to and sat and let folk fuss him very politely. To top it all, he walked beautifully back through the car park and I suddenly realised that he was becoming much calmer and 'steadier' :aureola::aureola:. I hope I haven't jinxed anything and a horrid teen will emerge and I know that we will still have our fair share of bad days and training woes.....but I just had to share with folk who understand .