Duke was by far the biggest dog there, so I was pleased that although he fairly quickly lost his focus and wasn't able to do the 'stay' exercise at all, he did stay calm and walked politely past all of them. And he did do some good sits, though I've not yet worked out how to get him to do 'down', and he also, to my total amazement, did a couple of retrieves (all the other dogs were doing them, so I think he was copying!)
Training session was in a barn usually used for exercising horses. I strongly suspect that there were rats around it somewhere, as Duke was *very* interested in the corners!
Right at the end when all the dogs were doing retrieving, a collie puppy got very overexcited and started screaming madly at his toy. At that point we left, because he was definitely starting to show signs of looking at the puppy as though he was a rabbit. BUT up to that point he was fine with the tiny poodle, the jack russells and all the collies.
A trailhound was present, which I think helped. He thought she was great!
Next week we are supposed to bring a towel, a pot to put treats in,and a toy for retrieving. I strongly suspect that Duke will not use any of these items as intended...