At our last agility trial, Maddie earned the opportunity to play with Harp the Golden Retriever both days. I have been working on taking the leash off... in that taking the leash off is not a signal to take off and play. So that has been a challenge, but Maddie is getting the idea. "Break" means you are free to do as you wish.
I was having trouble with Maddie not being food motivated in the mornings. She would eat her meals, but refuse any treat offered. She is bigger than Riley and Seven so she will likely always eat more, but as she closes in on adult size, it might be time to scale her back.
I need to make a video of her training progress. Her verbal sits are great. I can usually say "sit" and she will sit right where she is regardless of our distance apart. Her retrieves are good, heeling is improving, and she is learning fronts on a platform. We are doing two and three jump sequences (tiny jumps). I am also working to gain control of her tunnels. She gets so wild about tunnels. She will turn around in them and shoot out and take off zooming. So I have been working on sending her into the tunnel and giving a high value reward on the other side so she comes out of the tunnel looking for me. Sometimes we do a jump, tunnel, jump, and reward.