Training the Fetch
How do you train a puppy to fetch? I'm having a hard time with this. I used his favorite toy, he goes to it, picks it up, then drops it and comes back to me empty mouthed. If using a clicker, would I click every time he touch the toy (after being tossed) or when he brings it back?
I'm trying to find ways to get him interested in this so that that when is is older, I have a good way to exercise him by using a chuck it in a field.
He loves his flirt pole, so I use that now, but not sure if I will be able to use it as he gets older. I have the chuckit ball on a rope, but he has no interest in that at all. It might be too big (medium) for him, so I ordered the smaller size.
This puppy has crazy food drive, I should be able to teach him to fetch....but have failed so far.
His training is coming along well....so any help you can provide will go a long way. I'm sure this is my shortcoming and not his...he has proven that he is trainable.
btw, he is 4.5 months old.