Soooo I'm planning on teaching a group class in late October, as long as we get at least a few dogs. I've taught groups before, but not in obedience, in music, haha. Anyway, I wanted to get your thoughts on some stuff from those that have taught before, and even if you haven't, I'd still like your opinion. -R+ based training - have you ever encountered any "I don't want to use food" or "he should just do it" people? If so, how did you get through to them, if you did? Both my dogs (even the puppers!) will perform without food in my hand, pocket, or even the room, so I'm thinking that's a good argument right there? -clicker/marker training - How does it go over with the public? I'm trying to decide if I want to delve into marker training really, or just stick to ye old lure, LOL. I would love to get people understanding the basics of a marker and how powerful it is, but is that realistic? (BTW, these are 1 hour sessions for 8 weeks) - fun demo - first day of class is no student dogs, and I feel I should give a demo with mine to establish some credibility with clients. I was thinking of having Mackenzy wait in a down-stay somewhere where the class will come filing past her, and then recalling her so she comes flying to me. Then do a little heeling with some snappy pivots and a down in motion, and then show off her "leave it". Anything you would add? Anything you did that went over really well with clients? Thanks for any help!