You may have read in an earlier thread that at a championship show on Saturday I wished the ground had opened up and swallowed me as Bess was so misbehaved. I've been trying to work with Bess since, but yesterday she completely refused to stand for me and I was about to give up on trying to show her. However, after an abortive training session she then proceeded to be sick, and continued being ill for the rest of the day so I put her reluctance to stand down to a tummy upset Ringcraft training tonight. I was in two minds whether to take her, but in the end we went. She exhibited all the bad behaviour she had shown on Saturday, but this time I had people who could see the problem and could really give me advice. At one point we had a timeout and were sent to sit away from the others to allow her to settle down. By the end of the evening she was free standing and looking great. They also emphasised that she is still a puppy, and should be expected to behave like one. So rather than feeling like hanging up my showing shoes I'm feeling like grasping the mettle again. Ring craft is great for giving that extra support. I know people do prepare their show dogs at home, but for a novice handler and a novice dog I don't think you can beat a good ringcraft training venue.