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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Teach her to take the ball, hold it, and drop it in your hand as an obedience exercise, apart from fetching. Sit on the ground or a chair, so you are not towering over/dominating her. Use the ball and get her to take it, hold it, and drop it in your hand on command. Do this indoors, or some different spot away from where you usually play fetch. Once she picks up toys, holds them, and drops them into you hand on command, put the ball a few steps away, so she has to walk to the ball, pick it up, and bring it to your hand. Then a few more steps, etc. Pretty soon you'll be ready to move outside and really build distance.
A lot of dogs won't come in close out of respect of your personal space, so coming in close to you when you call her in is also a trained behaviour.
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Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015