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What are you working on in obedience?
Have you started working formal retrieves, go-out's, directed jumping (foundation), retrieve over high jump (foundation), broad jump (foundation), gloves (pivots, directed retrieve), and articles? With heeling have you been working on focus/motivation (building up the working drive)? And position changes - have you gotten a good start on getting position changes from a distance????
^^^ If the answer is "no", then I would be looking around for somebody to get you going...
If the answer is "yes" - then the next thing I would look into going further into is tracking. <= Me personally, I dropped out of tracking classes when I realized that most of the trials are done on Sunday mornings which I can't do. But tracking if you have a dog who is able to search/use his nose independent of direction/guidance/encouragement of the owner - it's fun to do.
Obedience - if it's just practicing sits, downs, walking on a loose lead, sit and down with food bribes..... it is VERY VERY VERY boring. Unfortunately some places, this is their primary focus...