Hello, everybody. One of my favorite things to do is train my dogs. I love it. It's fun and it's nice to see them in action. Bilbo is a pretty easy dog to train, because he's so willing to work for things like food and a good game of chase. Unlike Frodo, he isn't very sensitive either. I don't mean Frodo is sensitive where he backs away if I stmop or yell. Because a) I don't and b) I wouldn't blame any dog for doing so. He's just...weird, I guess. When I'm training, I try to set my dog's up for a high rate of reinforcement. Set them up to win, in other words. Sometimes, though, they fail. It happens. No one gets yelled at, we just try again. Frodo, to my knowledge, has never had tough corrections applied to him, yet if he fails he stops. He'll just freeze and its over. At agility practice, we had to redo a part of the sequence because I was postioning myself wrong, but he froze. As far as I'm aware, I'm not getting tense. I am quick to stop if I feel myself getting too angry, although who knows, maybe Frodo is just super sensitive to how his trainer is feeling. ANYHOW, it is a bit frustrating at times. I love Frodo, he's great, and when he catches on to something he'll give it all that he's got. He's the type of dog that will work for a few minutes just so I plop down in the grass and pet him. But, I would like some ideas on raising his confidence, on making him know that if he doesn't get the click or treat or whatever I'm using, it's my fault and it's okay. I've tried playing tug; I've tried having the requirements down so low it's ridiculous. The training sessions aren't very long, because I have two dogs to work with in the summer heat and I've got a short attention span. For now, I'm taking a break from big things with Frodo. So, yeah, if anyone has a dog like Frodo...tips? It'd be really nice to hear from people with a dog similar to him, so I can at least read how you guys have done it. Thank you!