Spook is 6 almost 7 months old. We've been on formal obedience for a month and we're following Lardy's program. It just seems his desire is day to day now. One day he'll give his undivided attention, run hard, make every mark. Another day he'll fart around, run 50%, drop the bumper 10 feet from me on the return, and not really pay attention to the marks so much. That's just the field work portion. The last two days of field work have been horrible. Before that he might have a bad day once every other week if that. Then yesterday in obedience he was timid to sit, timid to come, timid to do anything i said really. Since we're on formal obedience I gave no praise for the poor responses, and forced(not necessarily physical just moving him into the position of the command in a not so patient fashion) every command I gave he didn't comply with. Is it time for a break for the dog, am I looking too far into things? How does everyone deal with their frustration so the dog doesn't see it and it doesn't affect the training?