I had a wonderful session with Nina and Nevada this morning. With Nina I was able to pet her all over her body BEFORE I gave her the treat, and she also accepted a lot of petting without food. When I gave her treats I used that time to push up under her chest, handle her legs and front feet - she did very well. My work with Nevada was the most exciting accomplishment for the session - several times while I fed her treats she allowed me to lightly pet her head. My requirement for her to get food was one of two things - either she had to accept a little petting or she had to jump up and put her front feet on my lap and get the treat close to my face. She didn't have any trouble doing either!
Here are some photos of Natasha and Nora at Emily and Carol's home - I think the photos speak for themselves! WOW!