I figure I'll try to take a mental Xanax and calm the heck down until I see what this agility dude has to say. I figure he's probably the best person to advise me. There are two people at my old training club whose dogs have had this injury (one Sheltie, one conformation-bred BC). Neither is anywhere near as high as Steve. Both have had recurrent problems, even with plenty of preventative maintenance :-/ My biggest problem in agility right now is that I still can't manage to take into account how blasted fast he is, so when I think I can make it to x spot for x cross.... yeah... LOL He is very willing to work away from me, though, which is huge.