Tip of the day: Know the value of your reinforcer. We worked with Lilly tonight and practiced going to her bed when a guest comes. She did extremely well when I was cueing her, but when her owners tried she was less responsive. I then discovered that my cheese was a much more powerful reinforcer than the crunchy bits they were using. Once they switched to cheese Lilly happily went to her bed when cued.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, CTDI