The Dog's Tales: a series of posts in which Tilly has her say....
How to Train Your People to Give You Tasty Snacks
Step 1: Sit down and stare with Soulful Eyes. Sigh if needed.
Step 2: Shake hands when you request your treat. This will impress them with your good manners.
Step 3: Once you've mastered the techniques above, you are ready for the Prairie Dog Pose. For extra treats, combine it with Soulful Eyes and The Sigh from Step 1.
Notice the paw position here. Paw position is crucial.
Step 4: The Standing Pose is a Master Level move requiring strength, balance, and agility. You must stand up without bracing yourself, and maintain the pose long enough to differentiate between a Stand and a Jump. When you've mastered the Stand, your People will be putty in your hands. Use this power wisely.
Do cuddle your People after their training sessions. This reward will reinforce the training and lead to future snacks.