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Good discussion. When Blackie thinks I’ve made it too hard, she sits down in the middle of the search area and talks to me in full paragraphs — not barking, but explaining that she hasn’t a clue where it is and am I sure she hasn’t already found all of them and couldn’t I please give a girl a hand??? NOW??? Of course, sometimes, mid-discourse, she finds that missing hide. ? but I agree: fast payment, lowered criteria, and easier hides are good tools when this kind of thing happens.
Interestingly enough, on this lesson, when I redid Part A and kept her searching for a full minute without payment (she was paid 3 times before), she did NOT exhibit this “help NOW” behavior.