When my female was that age I let her catch it and walk away with it telling her you win . She loved when she won. Letting her win built up her confidence. It was a good way to teach drop it to, because if she didn't drop it then she couldn't play. Almost 3 years later, she cries when she sees that flirt pole coming out. It's her favorite thing besides her rock, she loves her rock .
Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
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