We've been working really hard at socializing Corky with groups of people. Large groups overwhelm him, but we've had a lot of success with small groups of half a dozen or so at our home and larger groups in big spaces. This weekend we had company for a bbq and he was a perfect prince. The kids, including two that were strangers to him, tossed him a ball and he was on his best behaviour. When we were eating at the outdoor table, though, instead of begging for food (what I expected), he stayed away from us and sniffed and dug in the lawn. The only other time I've known him to dig is when he's bored or left outside on his own, unsupervised. He's never dug in front of us before. Do any of you have clues as to why he did this and how we might prevent a repeat? We're having another bbq later this week.