Part of training is having a dog that is bonded to you. One that likes working with you. So at the end of every training class we like to have our bonding massage time. This way people can tell their dogs how much they appreciate their work and bond. Also, this further reinforces the relaxed behavior around other dogs ...- "it's ok to lay down, relax and get a soothing massage by my person around strange dogs" sort of thing. Here's Josie with her dog Daphne relaxing after class. Daphne is actually smiling...so cute.