It was beauty shop day for Playmate. I helped him understand that the clippers by his ears were not a bug and he allowed me to trim his bridle path. I banged his tail and generally fussed over him, which he did not mind one bit. Then we talked about him letting go in his neck when asked to yield. This took some quiet convincing, but he did buy in and even took some nice relaxed breaths when he did. Then we worked in the arena, which went quite well.