When Sir Riley is ready for bed/crate at night, pretty easy task normally! When I put him to bed, he just immediately heads for his crate when let in from his nightly duties. When my wife does it, she always gives him a small biscuit before closing and locking him up for the night. Wife always asks me, " Did you give him his treat?". My response has been, he does'nt need one!.
Well apparently Riley thinks differently. Over the course of time, Riley knows if Julie puts him to bed he gets his treat. If I do, nodda! Well, now here is current program. If I am upstairs watching TV and he is with me, I'll notice (if it is his bedtime) he is gone. Go downstairs and he is already put to bed with his bedroom door shut. Julie, will say he came down and asked her to put him to bed. Now, when I bring him in from outside, he will glance at his open crate door and jet into the TV room. Jumps up on the futon next to my wife. I will call him, yet to no avail. Julie, says he wants his treat!. Of course Riley looks at her then to me as if to say, " You tell him Mom! ". So, I go into the kitchen open cabinet door grab him a treat. When, I get to his room he is already in his crate. Riley, hears the cabinet door shutting, so knows treat is on its way, and all is right with the world.