Hi all, I saw this on TV, and maybe you could try this: Put food in a bowl and show your cat/dog that there's food in that bowl (take a bowl or a small bucket). Then cover that bowl/bucket with a plate, still your dog /cat is watching what you're doing. Then look, if your dog or cat will take off the plate. In that TV report the dog and the cat didn't take off the plate. They somehow considered the bowl covered with the plate as a new object and didn't recognize that the plate can be taken off. Maybe you could try this at home and tell me if that worked.