Great posts above. Yeah, 100 cues per year seems like one is not fully polishing off the cue to make it rock solid, either. and yeah, training is for FUN, it's not a competition, imo. I hate to see anyone feeling some kind of pressure to have their dog be "best" at everything every day......wow, that'd bite to feel that! I hope we are being successful at helping you reconsider that inner pressure. lol, i LAFF at my dog can not do a proper beg, my dog has trouble with almost ALL "head" tricks, and has tendency to zoom up all his tricks to warp speed ...what a bummer if i felt ashamed about it, my dog IS who he is, and that is that, and i love him just the way he is, whether he has a trophy or not, he's MY lil furkid, "best" or not!! Same for my human kids, never crossed my mind, when my kid came in "not first", to feel anything but joy they'd tried so well, and had so much fun and learned so much, etc..... and i am now questioning the difference between saying one's dog is not tired, and objecting to the dog's behavior regarding his energy level or behavior around the house.......almost never does my dog drive me nutz not ever....i rather enjoy his antics, but we are a very pro-DOG home, and generally very tolerant humans anyway.....there are times, when my dog is herding his laundry baskets around the house, that we look at each other and chuckle, "do you suppose THIS is why someone threw this dog away?" and make popcorn and enjoy "The Buddy Show". ....I rarely object to my dog's behavior around the house, (he is adult, though, but pretty rambunctious!) although no one looking at him would say he is "tired". He is NOT destructive, if he is kept busy enough. If your dog is having a behavioral issue, that's one thing. If he is just lively and running about, where is the problem? If you want a calmer dog, that video above can possibly give you some ideas on how to encourage calm behavior. dogs notice, remember and tend to repeat behavior they get rewarded for....so if it's calmness you want more of, try to reward dog when he IS doing what you like!! BUT I SO ADMIRE YOUR EFFORTS TO ENSURE YOU ARE PROVIDING RIGHT AMT OF EXERCISE FOR YOUR DOG, WISH MORE PPL DID THAT!!