Hi Sue!!! his name is Maximus, Max for short, 7 years old. Ive had him since he was a baby, went to the pet store to pick up salt water for a fish tank and he was so cute and wanting of attention, I took him home! I dont try to teach him things he just picks them up, he "brushes his teeth" you do the motion he bounces his head and makes the brushing noise, coughs, sneezes and laughs, says "what are you doing?" among others. His favorite thing ever is a sparkily pink lip gloss from Victoria Secret, so funny.
Id try placing mookies favorite treats by the stand then maybe inch them closer until they are on the stand?