So Maggie and I attended our first class, for beginners, a week ago on Sunday. We were split into two groups of beginners as there was a large amount of newbies. Whilst lining up and admiring the person next to me's dog (a black and tan bulldog!) I suddenly became aware of the fact that Maggie was no longer on the end of her lead! She had wiggled out of her collar and was OFF! I panicked as her recall is the reason we're in classes amongst other reasons and boy did she tear round! 40 laps later someone finally persuaded her in for a treat to which she rolled in the mud, nicked a tennis ball and did a poo. Mortified was not the word After that she did brilliantly tho! We got a good sit going on, watching me and what they call 'puppy recall'. This week, we did heel work, more focusing tasks and 'wait'. So you can imagine my terror as the instructor advises me I'm going to put her in a sit, hold my hand up as 'wait' DROP THE LEAD and walk backwards! However, I did it and she was amazing! I got really far back before calling her to me and rewarding her AND she held her focus which was great! Yesterday morning on her walk before work, she slipped her collar. No idea how, as I checked it before we left the house, I was tugging her to move on and I think she has decided if she doesn't want to move she has developed a new wiggle that enables her to get out. If this had been prior to training I would have FREAKED. However, as we had learnt the wait command I implemented that, avoided lunging towards her incase she ran and luckily she went into a sit and I was able to get hold of her jumper. Phew. We are now never leaving the house without being in a harness either!