Eli, my 9 month old has been great, we have gone through multiple obedience and training classes. For the most part he has been a joy, very typical V, loves everything, always greets me with something to give me (sometimes the large bugs aren't my favorite). In the last week or so, it has been getting increasingly harder to walk on heel. He usually does a great job, we have been working with his heel training for a month or so, he absolutely knows what we are asking for and understands when he doesn't, but he just wants to follow his nose (birds, squirrels, ducks, deer, anything really). At this point he is basically ruled by his scenting everything, when his nose isn't on the ground he is doing what I call huffing, he draws air in and blows his cheeks out to better scent the air. I had been starting scent work, but wondering if I should stop until I figure out how best to redirect him when I don't want him on a scent. He has always been very scent oriented, he runs around the yard and finds ants underground and will dig them up if left unattended, voles, moles anything that he can smell he loves. Any ideas on how I can teach control at this stage? Part of me wants to chalk this up to his age, but he is super smart and if I let him get away with anything he remembers and will use it against me. Thanks in advance all!