I sometimes walk dogs for a friend. They are not to learn "tricks" but they can learn to behave in a way that makes walking them easier/safer. Tennis balls and sticks are off the menu. So far we have done: Velcro dog - sit, come, down, wait. Attention Deficit Hyperactive dog - sit, come, down, wait, heel. Ambling Along dog - sit, come (and I accidentally taught "go plodgy-plodgy" meaning paddle in the river ). They probably knew these commands anyway but weren't used to me giving them. ADHD gave a very good impression of never having heard "down" in its life before and VD displayed the most marvelous slither-crawl instead, every time I told ADHD to down, VD oooooooooooozed in front. Anyway to get to the point, I wondered if anyone had ideas on how to vary what we might do in the future without straying into "tricks". There must be lots of possibilities but I can't think beyond "stay" . Anything confidence building for VD would be a real plus.