I took him out today to do some basic drills in a city park, which is the first session we've done since coming back from vacation, and he gave me the best moving Down he's EVER done. Actually hit the deck in mid-step like a Malinois. I was amazed.
Later I tried to get him to climb up a kids' slide (just the ladder and "moving bridge" part, not the actual slide) and whaddaya know, he did it, even though he'd never so much as touched that piece of playground equipment before.
Given that he's a complete fearful basketcase, every time he does anything like a normal dog I'm thrilled. In all seriousness, I view his ongoing rehabilitation and the fact that he even HAS a sport career as my biggest triumphs.
ARCHMX TDCH Pongu the Insane, CD-C, RE, RL1X6, RL2X5, RL3X2 (GSD mix, b. Apr 2010)
Crookytail the Tigerwuff, RL1, ITD (Akita mix, b. Jan 2011)