Laev rocked at Schutzhund practice this week -- she's finally figuring out how to focus on me despite other dogs' presence, and she's given me some really nice heeling in the training barn. That darn mulch flooring still lures her, though! We're working on that. Tonight I used it as a reward a couple of times, clicking for a sit and eye contact and then letting her sniff the floor.
I really need to find other practice venues as well, though; I am eyeing a local trial in February and want her to be prepared for it. No, I don't expect her to take High In Trial ;-) but I want her to have a good first obedience trial and not feel overwhelmed. That's our primary goal; she's got a lot of years ahead of her and I want her to think trials are easy and fun!
I have some photos of her doing her puppy bitework which I'll try to post soon.