You guys make it sound so simple. Ash is still mouthing the dowel rod and won't hold it long enough to even get the click. And no, there's nothing wrong with his mouth; he's chompin' on a cowtail about the same size and shape as the rod. He'll accept it in his mouth, but then just wants to chew on it followed by spitting it out. He is however doing the touch and will, (eventually) jump to get one over his head. Bird on the other hand, still won't let me pet her head, (which is what I'm going for) B U T has already learned to immitate the sound of her clicker; sheeeeeeeesh. I'm starting to consider crossing back over.