I got this idea off a dutch facebookpage Trick Dog NL So TRICK has become my cue. Can you do a trick? Or can you do another trick? That's all I ask and wait to see what they come up with. So I ask: can you do a trick? And Jinx will sit down. Yes! That's a trick!(reward) Can you do another trick? (You can see her think, moves around a little bit, still in the sit) I get a bark. YES, that's a trick(reward) Can you do another trick? (Now it is getting hard, because her favorite trick is to bark) So she barks. No, you did that one.(no reward) Another trick! She lies down. YES, that's a trick! Well, you get the idea In the first session she offered sit, speak, down and bow. Cooper(who is lazy) offered sit,(long pause while staring at me with a big smile) paw, (another lang pause with the big smile), other paw and down. Pretty good for my boy, who has not been thaught to think for himself Tonight, while waiting our turn during agility, I did another session with Jinx. I stood next to a chair(not on purpose). She offered: sit, down, sit again(no reward), speak, bow, then she had to think. She put her paw on the chair(that is not a trick yet! So she was really thinking for herself), then her other paw and then while sitting both paws on the chair. She was on a roll, because she stood up and did a paws up on the chair! Cooper did a sit(his favorite),a down(I had to move to get him up, because I know he won't get up any time soon), a bow, a sit up and... back up! Yes he is thinking! So much fun to see the wheels turning in their heads! I guess it's sort off free shaping made easy Who knows what Jinx will come up with!