Help? Please! My dog is driving me a little insane... and it's not the dog that is jumping to your mind. I swear Summer's brain has fallen out lately. I need to preface this with some background info. As you know, Summer is an 8 year old papillon. She and I are no strangers to classes. We've done a lot together. 1 1/2 years of agility training and some fun tricks and obedience classes, some rally. She's therapy dog certified (by her old owner). She has always loved training classes, always done well. She is a dream around the house. We go off leash walking ALL the time. She does fine. I decided to start her up in agility just for grins. We're starting over, just finished her pre agility class. Her old classes before were with trainers that lacked experience so they were basically obstacles only. No real foundation work. We're going back and re-doing foundation work. Tonight's class... oy. on the one hand we introduced jumps to the dogs and she did great. Flew over them all well. Held her stays well. She didn't miss a beat. On the other hand... my dog has turned into a crazy dog at agility. This is a sudden change, she did NOT act like this at rally a few months ago. She didn't even act like this at the first few classes in pre-agility. Each class we take in agility she gets more and more and more amped up. What I mean... We get to class and first thing she does is start jumping up and down as high and fast as possible. She continues on doing the pogo stick the entire class. She is lunging on the end of her leash when other dogs work. She is lunging to try to grab the reward when it's not her turn (Of course I am holding her on the leash all the time). If someone praises another dog, her brain melts and she must try to go over and see them. Recall? What's that? She's never heard of it before. If she and I are doing shaping exercises (we were going around a stool today) and she doesn't get it right away, she's starting to try to go to other people to see if they're more exciting. Off leash? Yeah it ain't happening. She worked perfectly for the trainer tonight once she stopped on me. It's like her brain just went poof. At 8 years old. I think there are a few things going on and my next step is what do I do this week to counter it? 1. Summer loooooooves people. Always has. Strangers are da bomb. We must meet them all. If a person talks to her or looks at her or smiles at her she wants to leave me. If someone WORKS with her then they're the best thing ever. My trainer has demoed with her a couple times. Afterwards, I notice she tries harder to leave me. 2. She had bad foundation work that we're trying to correct. So now we're doing drive building and I'm seeing a level of energy/intensity I did not know she had. But bad foundation work is there.... In many ways Mia is so much easier to work with because Mia hates everyone except me. She's not going to LEAVE me. So now I find myself trying to figure out how to be way more fun for Summer than everyone else in the room What should I do to work on it? We're going to do basic recall work and some attention on me exercises. Following me around, etc. But the problem is we do that all the time at home and she's fine. We do that at the park and she's fine. On the plus side, my little old dog is having a ball and is most definitely still spunky.