New breakthrough with Summer
To make a long story short. I have been doing some different work with her. I don't know what you call it, but it's happening and I would appreciate any tips to enhance this new game.
I am throwing a ball when she can't see it or where it ends up, other than general direction that she only "hears" when it lands. The first 5 tries, I left her alone to scent it out, big atta girl and scratches for finding it and bringing it back to me.
Here's the awesome part, then she was off, I said "no" "back" and she searched deeper back. She looked to me for direction and I was able to guide her to the ball.
I believe I can easily teach her not only back, but with an arm movement, tell her to search left or right. She get's it!
I taught her "back" when she was young and this has always been done as backing up just a few feet (while begging for a treat). Tonight, she and I are working together as a team to find the ball yards away.
I want to go far with this