Re: When to teach the "out"
I start naming the behavior pretty early on...Although one thing I learned that I will caution on (although depending on the different methods, this may not be true for everyone) With the way I taught the dumbbell, I do not like to out a toy from my dog in the front when we play fetch. I also do not like to do a 2 ball out either.
We created a problem in my first dog with the dumbbell because every time he would bring something back to me, he would drop it about 2 feet out for me to either throw it again or produce another ball. Great behavior for a pet that you want to play fetch with, caused a lot of conflict when we had to teach the front hold with the dumbbell.
I will out with tugs like Balabanov does, because then the game can start right away again and anticipating the out doesn't really cause too many problems in that setting like it does with the retrieve (at least for me).
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