So, I'm not usually into free shaping. In fact, I've had so much success with lure/reward I have never even used freeshaping in any of my training. I've always been the kind to go in with an idea in my mind of the behavior I wanted, and then come up with a plan to get that behavior (often using a combination of lure/reward and shaping). However, I decided today Lin-Zee and I would play with free shaping, in the process of getting her to go into a bowl (Lin-Zee is my 8 lb Papillon). And man did she have fun with it! And I had her offering both front paws in the bowl in a matter of minutes! I wish I had taped that session. So, for anyone that gets stuck in their old ways, even if you think your old ways are fabulous (Lure/Reward remains my favorite), sometimes stepping outside your box can be a lot of fun!