Sorry, probably a dumb question. 95%+ of what I've trained Ella have been done through games or luring. I'm not great at shaping and I think, because of this, Ella gets easily frustrated. I've been trying to get Ella to put her front paws on a platform. She's not keen on this (I think it relates to her hate of people touching her paws) and luring was a complete failure. She was actually impressive with her ability to ensure no part of her paw touched the platform! So, I started shaping it. After a lot of nose touching and nose bashing (a little too enthusiastically) she actually dropped (again, drop is usually a default behaviour when she doesn't know what to do next) and finally she put her front paw on the platform! Woo hoo! We progressed more quickly from there and we were reliably putting one paw on the platform, while standing. Then, woo hoo, two paws! Two paws for a few times then one, then nose touch again. So, if you're still reading... Now that she's starting to put two paws on, but not that consistently yet, do I stop rewarding one paw? At what point do you stop? After the first time that they show the next behaviour?