Last night was Zeke's second day of class. He was very stressed at first, though I'm not sure why. Very nervous for about the first 20-25 minutes. Lots of panting. Had to take some breaks and have lots of tennis ball time to calm him down. Then we started "get back/get in" which I'll probably call "left" and "right" since I want a right and left heel(even though right isn't entirely necessary). Mudflap knows "on my left" which is to get in position ready for heel. Zeke has learned to spin to his right, but not to his left...so trying to lure him into position isn't working all that well, because he won't turn to the inside, towards my leg. He will happily turn to the outside, sit, and give/hold eye contact, but he's too far away. So then we tried luring him around behind me into position, which still didn't work too well. He just doesn't lure for a tennis ball and he still ended up too far out. On to heel. He already sits and holds eye contact when I stop, he already does well adjusting to paces, it's just the getting in position and keeping eye contact that we need to learn. Of course we're only doing one step right now, and by next week we're supposed to be able to heel for 5 steps, stop and sit. Today we're kind of starting fresh since he was so nervous yesterday. It should go much better because he's much more relaxed. We'll see. All in all, he did very well under the circumstances. He even worked for the trainer, twice--big because of his incredibly shy nature. He actually(unintentionally) did an almost perfect heel with her for several steps--she was really just demonstrating paces but he did great. Not close enough to her but everything else was very good. He approached three people on his own(slowly, but willingly) and has been great with the other dogs in his class. It's going very well. We're both enjoying it.