I remember a kitten which I was training to stalk and pounce. I would wiggle one hand as the target, lying on the floor. When the kitten came in,i would clap with the other hand. The kitten tried time and again, all of the standard cat stalking strategies.I regret to this day that I did not let it succeed more often. But my biggest regret is that I clapped away one of the biggest breakthroughs I have ever seen. After many minutes of normal stalking strategies, the kitten, with a gleam in her eye, tried using the “cozy/pet me” dance to sneak within range.
That, gentlemen, defines the creative breakthrough.