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post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2014, 09:44 AM
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I did trading. So I offered a treat and then offered him a second, rewarding him when he took the second treat. For the fetch I did the same with a toy, offering the toy and trading it with another toy or treat. After a few repetitions I dropped the toy and when he picked it up I would call his name to get his attention and show him the treat/toy

Eventually I'd progress to throwing it farther and farther away and he's always bring it back to receive the toy/treat I was offering. If I threw it and he didn't bring it back then the game ended right away, so he learned that the game only continues on my terms. Now he simply brings it back because he wants it thrown again, the chasing and making me happy is enough reward for him

That's what worked for me, he's the easiest dog I've ever trained for fetch so harness those drives and enjoy


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