Re: Fetch and drop the ball at my feet
Aloha, I just started a new approach to get Rasa to bring the ball all the way back to me and drop it and it looks very promising.
I find a nice spot. Shady, grassy, and with a good vantage point for Rasa, (I watched her and found her favorite type of spot.) I then "set up camp there". I put down her water dish, several balls, any pack, chuckit, etc. just to make it the "Base Camp". Every time Rasa came for water, or just to lay there or check out the scene, I rewarded her with another ball. I just started this today and it is amazing the progress and I rarely use treats, only on difficult tasks or only very intermitantly.