Okies, so. Evie learnt how to target with her nose and with her paw when she was like 10 weeks old. That's all easy peasy and was learnt in like 10 seconds flat. I remember when teaching to nose target I initially touched the object (or my hand) onto her nose, then clicked and treated. Then started holding my hand a little away from her nose so that she had to move to touch it. ANYWAY, I tried using this same method to teach Evie to target with the TOP of her head (there is a reason for this which i will explain later). Only problem is that Evie's convinced that I must want her to hold perfectly still while i touch the top of her head.... I've tried to move my hand slightly away so that she has to move to touch my hand, but instead she stands like a statue with her eyes looking at me saying "uh, why aren't you clicking?!" Any ideas as to how i can teach this? Oh by the way, I want to teach her this trick to help her with her shyness. She will happily bow, give both paws, lay down, high five, sit, roll over, target peoples hands..... she will happily do all these things for strangers if they ask her to (so long as i'm standing next to her). So I was hoping to teach her that being touched on the head is a 'trick' lol so that I can trick her into being petted on command I've heard a lot of people use target sticks? Perhaps one of these would help? (Is there anything special about a target stick or will any old stick do lol?) But yea, essentially I want her to target hands with her head, not a stick or other object.