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gsdemack 01-24-2014 09:02 AM

Should I expect my dog to learn this through observation?
 
When I'm out playing ball I usually have about 25 balls to go around and collect - I usually throw them all to the bucket and then put them in with my hands.

This is something my dog sees me doing over and over again; so, I suppose the consistency is there?

Should she start helping me automatically seeing as they love to have a job?

Thanks.

blackshep 01-24-2014 09:37 AM

I'm sure you could train your dog to do it, but I doubt your dog will offer to do it without training.

My dog would gladly help take the balls OUT of the bucket for me though. lol

DJEtzel 01-24-2014 09:38 AM

Very unlikely. While she sees you do it, she has no motivation to do it herself. That's where training comes in. :)


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