ETA: Batty managed to get hubby to follow him outside, leaving the steak on the plate in the living room on the coffee table (I was in the kitchen preparing my dinner) then Batty raced back indoors after leaving hubby around the other side of the house and ran into the living room. Hubby walked in a couple of mins later. All I heard was "Where's my steak? That bloody cat had better not have taken it!" I've walked in and spotted Batty curled up right at the back of his crate gnawing away at it... I heard nothing at all sneaky little bugger!
I've taught him a cute little trick, I tell him to "go to bed" and he'll lay down on his side on his bed, his blanket is always there and I tell him "You forgot your blankie" and he'll grab the nearest part of the blanket and pull it over himself
It's still a bit hit and miss, but he's got the idea of it and he'll do it for me in front of hubby sometimes too We're still proofing it a lot! He loves training, I don't know what makes him happier - asking "are you hungry now" or asking "are you ready for work"