I sent this message to Jean and a member, but I thought I would post it on here as well and see what kind of replies I get. My name is Aimee and I have a Border Collie/Labrador mix named Nevada. He is very very smart and learns very quickly. I have taught him a number of different things, the most recent trick being "bow". Anyways, I was working on "Are you shy?" with him and I would put a piece of tape on his nose and click every time he touched his nose. He was doing really well then all of a sudden he started freaking out about the tape. I know you said you had problems with that as well, and I was wondering what you did about it and if you had any ideas for me. He would go away from me and not want anything to do with it. It got to the point where when I would bring him back over to me to work on it he would pull back and act like I was forcing him to do it. I definitely don't want it to be like that. I want him to WANT to do it. But even high value treats like turkey meat wasn't enough to get him to stop being scared of the tape. Even after the tape was off he still was upset about it, I guess because of the sticky remainings of it left on his nose. I just don't know what to do. I don't want to scare him. And I'm afraid that even if I try something other than tape he will react the same way. Please help!