So, today was Dante's first puppy pre-agility class. It's in a huge building where other classes are going on at the same time. As soon as we get in, the trainer tells us not to let the puppies socialize because in agility you're a team with your dog, and if they socialize they will want to play with the other puppies. Ok, I'm fine with that, but Dante isn't. He saw dogs his size and he wants to play. AND.... being a GSD when he's being ignored, he doesn't know why, and starts to bark at the other puppies. Well, he's 10 weeks old, and I'm trying to break the barking habit, but don't know the right way to go about it. So, I'm trying to get Dante to focus on me with a treat, but there was so much stimulation around that he wasn't giving me any attention. By the way he ran through tunnels and over the jumps(like 1" high!) just great, but when it wasn't his turn he'd bark at all the other dogs. Well, long story short, another trainer from another ring yells over everybody. Somebody shut that dark creature up!!! I was like "lady, he's 10 weeks, this is his first class, and he's surrounded by things he's not use to seeing!!!" of course I didn't say this as I was embarrased, and was just trying to get his attention back on me. I just don't know how to handle that. I go back next Saturday at 10.