Enjoyed your story, sounds like it worked. Are you still clicking?
I get out the clicker when I want to teach a new behaviour…...the latest one was "waving" at me. I don't train on any schedule, as he knows everything I require of him on a daily basis, but once in awhile it is fun to grab the clicker and some treats and see what we can learn today. He starts offering behaviours as soon as he sees the clicker come out. "What do you want me to do, Mom?" 🙂