So Bax returns. He works as pseudo therapy dog on weekends going into my local nursing home to say high to the residents. He's very affectionate and mostly polite. His problem is that he's very inconsistent. Some days he goes in and he wants all the love and affection. Other days he's a mercenary and will do nothing without chips. today he was a lunatic pulling on the leash and wanted nothing to do with my residents. my initial thought was some kind of uniform, like service dogs wear so he's known when he was "working" it was time to pay attention to the residents. however, I posted on a different forum about it and they insisted that he should be in a sit or a down anyway. my problem with that is two-fold. 1. bax has a really bubbly and vivacious personality and the residents react and respond to it. they love him because he puts his paws up on the leg and gives them wuffly kisses. if hes just sitting or laying down the residents will miss out. 2. hes 13 lbs. if he goes into a sit or a down the residents wont be able to REACH him. I was thinking of teaching him to lay in their laps but his nails are pretty long even at the best of times after a fresh trim and skin tears are to big a risk in this population. thoughts?