I really should be packing for this weekend now (we're leaving tomorrow right after work), but I have to at least take a minute and share how proud I am of Bentley. We have been trying to build in some distance work in all of our training. And our trainer has been really good about helping us find ways to run sequences and throw in some gamblers skills.
I have to say, he has improved so much! Of course there are things that he is more likely to go out to than others (weave poles and the dogwalk!), but he is now willing to turn away from us, and his tunnel sends are better (though definitely his weak spot).
We have come so far from this video (taken over 2 years ago)...I was so excited because this is the first time that we were able to consistently send him out to a tunnel at this distance...
And now I believe we really have a chance! Always a work in progress, but he has really shown us that he is willing and able. What a good boy!