Do you have to stay calm or do you have to stay up, or does it matter to your dog... The reason I am curious is that I took Bounce to her second agility trial ever and I learnt something interesting about her. I am used to dogs like Dekka and Zo, who if you get all 'up' and excited it would put them over the top into out of control wheeeeeee. I have to stay calm when running them. Which seems to have trained ME lol... Bounce started off her first run very whee and a bit silly (she contact sucks like crazy when whee) Her contacts were a thing of beauty, Dekka should take note. But then she settled down, then seemed to get distracted (stressed) She was thrilled with all the equipment that wasn't jumps (guess what I have spent less time specifically training? I have never had a dog that needed specific training for jumps.. the JRTs all just do it, do it well and love it) We had one Q but our last run was jumpers... great almost all jumps. I decided to party with her as we ran. OMG what a great run!!! She was fast, she was out a head of me (normally she likes to stick by me, and I am no where near as fast as a whippet lol) she was clean and well under time! Note to self: my whippet likes wheeee.. how about your dogs?