I'm having some issues with getting Zephyr to calm down and focus while we run a Trail. Currently she is 21 months old (CayennexLothar Nov 2012). She is a very dominant little girl as well. She is working, but she is not focusing 100%, and seems like she is "impatient" with me; she grabs her leash and starts tugging to get me to either 'play' with her, or go somewhere. Now this latest training was conducted after we had not had training in 3 weeks, due to the excessive heat, so that may very well be an issue. But she does still do this to a lesser extent sometimes, not always. It almost seems like she is bored! Any suggestions? Also, we had been using a piece of food on a scent pad at the start to get her to focus and drop her nose, but we have graduated to using just a scent article from the subject. I'm thinking that maybe since we have not had training in 3 weeks, we should have stepped back to 'remind' her, then gone from there. I'm working at getting a video of training, as I know that would be so much easier to see her 'antics.'