Lol, only here can I entitle a thread with the words "Fresh mind" and have 80ish% of readers not think I'm crazy. So just a random comment...I've been really busy this week and haven't had a chance to get on much, but I have squeezed in a small amount of time with my friend's new dog. He just adopted a 2 year old Catahoula mix and wants help teaching him a large number of tricks, of course starting with the basics. This dog is super smart and learns very quickly!! So far he's learned sit, down, wave, high five(both paws), and we're working on a really solid "come" command. We have also done a little shaping, as many of the tricks he wants him to know will require him to pick up various objects. That was only in two sessions...and he hasn't bought a clicker yet, and I didn't have mine with me. My first time to start a dog with verbal marker only, and only time to use exclusively a verbal marker! I was pretty proud of myself; my timing was very good. ^^ Yay me, lol! Anyway, "Cowboy" is a clean slate, which is very fun for me. Get to start from the beginning and teach new things. Having tons of fun with him. He's just eating up all the new knowledge.