At K-9 Kompany last week, our teacher Cindy showed us how to do the 'begging' trick. I've always been a bit wary of it because Penny has a long back, but Cindy says if it's done carefully it will help Penny to develop strong muscles in her back, so we are trying it.
First we started with a 'sit'.
Next I held out a treat, quite far back above her so that she had to reach up to it but not come forward.
I didn't do it very well, because I held it up too high and she really came off her haunches. Cindy said the idea was to hold it just above her mouth so that if she wasn't confident at first, she could hold onto my wrists with her paws, which she is doing a bit in this photo.
I was rather pleased with how far we went in just a couple of short sessions. Here is Penny doing it fairly well, I think.