hahahaha – i’ve scolded my materials, pleaded with them and praised them for a good job – not sure if it helps, but i have no intention of stopping.
The dog is doing well. We’ve been training constantly. I’ve recently been teaching him off-leash. He comes when called, can sit, lay down and give his paw (shake hands). There is additional training for a service dog – he sits and waits for his food, doesn’t eat until commanded. He lays under the table at meals – no begging or human food. He sits at a door and doesn’t go through until commanded. He’s managing just fine with it so far, even though it seems like a lot.