I'm positive that I can use a ball with Midnite for training and get excellent results. This might sound silly, but I'm not sure how to use it
I've always used treats, but this dog has an over the top ball drive. He has a ball 90 percent of the time, if he loses the ball he does not stop looking until he finds it. The other day I was on the couch laying down with Robyn and the couch started moving, he moved us to get to the ball under the couch. He falls asleep with the ball in his mouth, he goes to the bathroom with the ball in his mouth, he puts the ball in his food bowl while he eats, then grabs it when he is done. If he's outside he goes into search mode with his nose to the ground moving fairly quickly in a what I would call almost frantic to find his ball. If I'm doing short sessions or even in class, how do I reward him with the ball? After every successful command he gets the ball for a brief moment and I take if back? Can I use it for focus work? If I do 10 commands, where in that sequence does he get the ball? At the end? I really want to incorporate the ball into training. Any tips would be helpful.