Nightly Ritual

Every night at bedtime I give A.J. a treat. I used to give it to him to get him into his crate for the night. I stopped making him stay in the crate, but every night he still runs in there and waits for his treat. The other night I decided he needed to do what I told him to get his treat rather than what he decided he needed to do. So after he ran in and sat down in his crate I stood across the room and told him to Come. He came to me and I told him to Sit, which he did. I released him with an OK and handed him his treat. He took the treat and ran into his crate to eat it.