Lola, these last two days, is on fire! We were on restricted activity (mental and physical) until then; she gets over-excited when we're working on new tricks, and I didn't want her leaping around and tearing her stitches open (she's been very good about that - she hasn't scratched and she stops trying to lick as soon as I instruct her to 'leave it').
Yesterday, it took two sessions to shape her barking at me (I have never before been able to get verbalisation on cue!) on a pretty good cue. It's not 100% of course, but around the house all I have to do is growl 'rrrrrruff!' at her and she'll bounce around and bark at me. She really loves it, too!
We've also been working on a little circus-style trick (though reduced because of her age) - her jumping on my back/shoulders, whilst I'm sat. When she's older, I'll graduate to have her jumping at me from a chair whilst I'm stood and bent; but for now I'm just happy to get what we have on cue.
Her trick for next Tricky T-Day is still being worked on, and that's coming along swimmingly too, even if Jess can be silly about staying in one place whilst L dives around her.
And finally, we've been working more on her acceptance of being brushed with a wire slicker. She really doesn't like it, since it pulls at her fur, but it'll be helpful now to get her used to it in case I need to use a slicker more when she's older. It just depends how scruffy she gets. I'm not going to make her sit there whilst I scrape it along her skin, but if we can get to the point where she will remain still for several light brushes, I'll be more than happy.