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.
Maddie was eating two chicken backs and some meat mixture in the morning and three cups of kibble for dinner. Riley and Seven only eat 1 chicken back, meat mixture, and 1 cup of kibble. So I reduced Maddie's kibble to two cups.
But Maddie's scent work has fallen apart. Remember the Scent-A-Whirl. She was quickly finding the toy in the correct container and giving a strong indication. Now she tends to indicate at each container and then eventually settles on one and indicates stronger. I get the impression she is testing the waters and looking for me to give her a clue.