So Beau and I are really having a hard time clicking for some reason when it comes to training. I'm LOVING having a goofy-butt dog around. It's a nice change from Mia and Summer who in everything want to do the best. I also love how he burrows under the covers and acts like a goob. AND the best part is that Mia now has a dog around that loves to rough house and play as much as she does. Summer will rarely play and Mia and Beau are playing almost nonstop. It's great. But I am having trouble starting Beau with shaping. Now, today he was pretty eager in our training session but it's taking a long long time to get him to really 'get' it. I don't ever remember having so much trouble with the other two. So he knows sit, down, and high five. His training classes my mom took him to were traditional type trainers. I'm trying freeshaping which I am sure is some abstract concept for him. I am getting him to leave the food hand alone (he was LOCKED ON to the food all the time) and to give me eye contact. My next thought was to try to free shape him into interacting with an object. Nothing in particular, just try to shape a behavior. It's been three sessions of this and I don't think we're getting anywhere at all. He just sits there and looks at me lol. What do you think would be the best step to try to introduce him to shaping type training?