My 1 year old girl, Jade, has been showing signs of ring boredom. I'm afraid she's becoming too much of a pet. I've been confining her to her crate much of the time and only letting her out to have a play time and free run of the house after I've worked with her for about 5 minutes. I've been doing this 3-4 times a day. I had read that they're supposed to associate the "work" with the play time that follows and become excited about the "work". So far, this isn't working with her. She stacks nicely for me, but is gaiting with her head down. She doesn't look excited in the ring anymore and just seems to want to get it over with. I talk excitedly with her while I'm working with her and act like it's fun for me. I just don't know what to do anymore! Her co-owner and breeder is talking about taking her for a few months and I don't want to do that. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated!!!