Baron’s latest idea was to stay outside at night. He started by becoming increasingly reluctant to come inside. I upped the value of the treats and that bribe worked for a time. But on Thursday night at 10 PM, he refused to come inside. He would lie down 20 ft. away and just when I could reach him, he jumped away. The fenced in backyard is large and he has bobby trapped it with so many holes so chasing him down in the dark of night was not an option. I went inside and just as I got to sleep, Baron decided to wake up the neighborhood. So, back I went - he played the same run away game. This game was repeated at his wake up calls at 11 PM, midnight, and finally at 1:00 AM, I dug out Sting’s old e-collar and plugged it in as it needs 14 hours to charge and I was not going to lose another night’s sleep. Then, I went outside but ignored Baron and played with his ball, I went in and out, also holding the treat. I got him inside and to bed. On Friday night, I put the e-collar on him, played tug with him as usual, and left him outside until bedtime. When I went to call him, he was lying the same 20 ft. away, just gloating. So I called again, and pressed the pager, that he ignored, then a low level shock - well, he just looked surprised as if there was a bee around him. So another cheerful call in a happy voice since I didn’t want Baron to associate me with the shock and at the same time, I upped the level, pressed the button, and he yelped and nearly knocked me down getting in the house, where in the interest of good sportsmanship, I had his high value treat waiting. In less than 5 minutes, Baron was sound asleep in his crate.