Started our first phase 2 "push up" session mainly focusing on teaching Nova how to transition from down to sit. She was a bit hesitant and confused at the start but by round 2 she seem to have picked it up and have a better understanding.
Phase 1 place, variable reward:
Now that Nova is more comfortable with the place bed, I decided to require her to be in a down position during the "place" command. She seem to be pretty comfortable getting into and out of the command.