SO I found out today that there is a test being offered next Friday and since we've been waiting for a chance to do one for a while now I decided why not. (especially since if you don't pass all sections on the first try you then only need to retest the ones that you don't pass). Skills wise Romeo is excellent, I'm not at all concerned about the dog to dog interaction or any of the others (since the evaluator is going to be a woman especially!). His stay at 20ft is great and his wait is excellent. Now that i've tooted my horn on all those counts I would much prefer to pass all 10 tests come Friday. The walking through a crowd is going to depend largely on WHO is in the crowd - something I can't really control. SOOOOOOOOOOOO here is where the help part comes in......... I need to make it so that he doesn't realize by test #4 or 5 that " oh hey nobody is feeding me , time to not listen" ...(I seriously can imagine him doing this when he does "wait & come" and then doesn't get fed and then i put him in stay for the next test item (as he's done this more than a few times when we did a practice run through)..... I cant go so far as to dribble peanut butter or chicken down my jeans or anything of the sort because that would make him TOO excited and result in the direct opposite of what I want behavior wise. (and also because I know he is beyond capable of doing it all on his own) And EVEN MORE IMPORTANT - The Separation Test. He will be in an actual classroom (that he is very comfortable and happy in generally) but even leaving him with someone he knows somewhat well he still is a bit on the pacey side. (he has a tendancy to circle anyhow - he does it during camp , and even sometimes runs circles in my living room when bored) but he can't pass with that sort of reaction. (he used to whine and require a ton of food when we first started practicing this last spring so I consider the circling to be an improvement ..... but still - any suggestions?!?!