Hi there, it's been a while since I've posted. Ziggy is 1 1/2 yrs old now, and has grown into a very handsome young lad. I still take him to training, we're on our gold award, although things seemed to have peaked a while a go now and is going downhill. He gets so excited about going to classes, as usual, but just wants to play when there, his attention/focus is nearly non existent, and when he's given a command he's started answering me back! Really! The treats aren't enough, so I've swapped to a toy, which certainly keeps his focus near me, but is not actually on ME, rather the toy, which is also not helping with his over excitedness. If he has to stand or sit for any length of time he whines, not in a cute way! Which gets louder and turns into what sounds like screeching. Of course this then disrupts the dogs in the class. Good job most are pros, just like he was , but not all. I've been putting this down to adolescence. Terrible teens. Hehe, he's not neutered, I'm not sure how much this is effecting this behaviour. Our first thoughts were that perhaps there had been a bitch in season about and he's picking up the scent. But I'm not so sure now. He doesn't seem sexually frustrated, doesn't hump, but does get excited to see other dogs, and is starting to eye up the males which is far from comfortable. I've been told to try Csj herbs like 'down boy' and 'calm down', has anyone else tried these? Others have suggested the castration! I guess I'm asking, all you lot who have gotton through the different years and stages with their dogs, can I put all this down to adolescence, expect a bit less for now as he'll prob calm down when his hormones have settled? Or do I need to do something about it as the eyeing up the male dogs does make me a little uneasy and wouldn't want that to escalate at all. Thank you in advance.