The white puppy had just been pulled out of the box from a nap. She was very easy and malleable. The brindle puppy was awake and decided she had a mind of her own. My choice is to spin in a little circle to get them a touch dizzy. The white necked brindle was easy and responded well to toys. I do mold them into shape with my hands. I will also throw toys to get them over themselves as shown above. I will reiterate I do NOT use food as it, in my opinion, just creates a lot of unfortunate straightening. We all need to do what works best for us. I just wanted to share what I have found over the last couple of decades of both being the one to set up the puppy and the one photographing them.