I like to get new training clients in my corner in the first minute. A nearly instant response to a brand-new concept makes the dog look like a genius and earns me astonished looks from the proud owner. During a recent first meeting with two perfectly matched, three month old Goldendoodle brothers, my boat-sized shoes were scaled and my pant leg gnawed. Soft, playful growling sounds came from the copper-colored fur on my feet. “Watch!” I said and pointed to my nose, and made a unique squeak noise with my lips. The puppies ceased their attack on my lower extremities and two furry faces tilted upward, captivated by this new approach to their goofy greeting. Simple, but effective.