Before we went in to the class (we get there early to kill some of Ro's energy with fetch before class - otherwise she'd be a maniac), the trainer approached us and said that I should think about moving her to the Bronze Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme class.
And I pretty soon agreed with her. There was a new pup in the class, a 'miniature daschund', and my god it would not shut up. At all. It barked at Lola, it barked at the docile border collie, it barked at the labrador, it barked, it barked, it barked.
I was about ready to throttle the dog halfway through the class.
At one point I accidentally dropped Lola's lead--I was fumbling with treats, her lead and my bag--and she took off, overstimulated by the daschund's yapping, right for it. The woman swept the pup into the air, even though the trainer shouted not to (she was at the other side of the room), because she 'didn't want my dog to get bitten!' Yeah, no, my puppy is not going to bite your dog. Relax, lady!
So... as of next week we're no longer going to be in the Puppy Foundation class, but we're going to be doing Bronze class. And I'm not sure how I feel about this. On the plus side, there'll be less barking dogs (as Bronze KC dogs tend to be a little older), and on the negative side... I saw quite a lot of aversives used on the 'Starters' dogs (the class after PF, for dogs over a year that have had little-no training), and I really hope the Bronze class is more in-line with Puppy Foundation than Starters.