Yep, every dog is different. I can show my sheltie 2-3 days in a row, even more than once in a day, and she doesn't lag at all. My GSD, however, doesn't like trialing, and has to be kept away from the hubub until right before ringtime. She stresses a bit and then tunes out, resulting in lower scores than I know she is capable of. She's retired from the ring now; I see no reason to take her to trials if she's not having fun. My rottie mix trials very well, but she is older and once NQ'd because I had her entered too late in the day, 2nd day of a long hot weekend, she got tired during the long sit and she went into a down with about 3 seconds left of the exercise.
You just have to learn each dog's "ways" and work within that framework.
There are two kinds of dogs: Dogs who are German Shepherds, and dogs who WISH they were German Shepherds....
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