My fully trained older bitch has started whingeing when training. She does it when doing various drills waiting for a cast and before being sent on anything including blinds and marks.
At trials she will do it when I go up to the 'mat' (with us pegs) and whilst waiting for the birds. She does not do it when stopped in the field. She is still very keen and not in pain. I have tried waiting her out ( possibly not long enough) and low level correction but nothing works. I would like to keep running her for another 6 months to a year including our National but this is not good. Any ideas or is she just getting geriatric with worse to come like her owner?!