Went to a behavioral assessment with Artimis today. It was completly free and they teach flyball, agility, CGC classes, and regular obedience. It's not super close but it's not super far either (about 25min drive, maybe 20min without traffic). I've wanted to get Art into some kind of sport, either flyball or agility, so I thought we could just check the place out, check out the trainer, and see if it might work for Art and us. Well I can't say I'm absolutely in love with the trainer, but she had some very helpful things to say as well. Other than the helpful advice I broached the idea of putting Art in a flyball or agility class and she said that he was absolutely welcome in any of their classes at this point. That he was very well trained, under more than enough voice control for agility when they get to the off leash point, he just needed a bit more direction when it came to new people/dogs. She suggested first doing the CGC test getting him CGC and TDI certified (they can do both certifications at the same time) and then getting him into either an agility or flyball class. The CGC class would be to get him a bit more use to that place specifically and work a bit more on the person handling skills and dog to dog approach type things. The trainer who does the CGC class I actually like a lot more. This lady obviously new what she was talking about, but she just rubbed me and David the wrong way, nothing to do with her training more just her personality. lol But I like the other trainer so I'm considering doing it. So at this point we need to find out when their next class is, go and watch one or two classes, and then sign up if we still like it. So I'm now very excited! I was so nervous, I was worried they would say something along the lines of he is horrible, unfixable, or just that he is too aggressive to do any sport ever. lol It was the opposite thank god, she liked Art a lot, said she thought he would be a great flyball dog (tossed a ball around with him) and that he was very well trained. yay Anyways, I'm just excited and am hoping this works out!