Boy its been a long time since I was here! My dog Asher will be two years next month, (some of you may remember him, Miniature Australian Shepherd). He's doing fantastic ... but yesterday when we got home from practicing at a small, quiet mall I asked him to pick up one of his toys that was outside and bring it in and he flat refused! I should have known better, he was tired and all he wanted to do was come in for a drink. However, what should I have done/responded, how many times can I ask and if nothing then what? This wasn't a new task or a difficult one, he's done this a hundred times. What do I do when he's 'won'? Just not rewarding him doesn't sound like the ideal answer, well for him maybe. Little!