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Thanks, Karen, Melissa, and Alan for your posts. Shama is VERY INTO my DH who never grooms her and who almost never trains her. He is just fun, fun, fun! (He also lets her kiss him on the mouth!) I'm pretty sure Shama associates my lap with grooming and therefore never comes to my lap. Now that she's almost four, she will occasionally sit on DH's lap. I think you're onto something with the getting down on the floor, Alan. I found some free engagement exercises online last summer. (I am a teacher so have a lot more free time in the summer.) I'll try to find them again and put the link in this thread. There must also be kikopup videos, I would imagine. As far as the wailing goes, there is a lot of information in the forum about separation anxiety. Shama doesn't make any noise when we leave/return, when our exchange student leaves/returns, or when our dog walker leaves/returns. We worked hard to prevent separation anxiety from being an issue. (See other threads/posts.) More later. Finally nice enough weather to mow my lawn for the first time this spring.