|Barked: Tue Dec 7, '10 1:46pm PST |
|I back chained Asher's retrieve. I started with the take (of course), but made sure I caught it in my hand when he dropped it.
Then I moved to making him drop it in my hand, gradually moving my hand to different places and making HIM make the effort to be sure he got it in my hand.
Then I moved to picking it up off the ground right in front of him, then aside of him.
All of this was done with him sitting in front.
Gradually, I moved the item further away so he had to get up to get it, return with it, then drop it in my hand.
When he could do that reliably, I had him start in a heel sit position.
Then I added the heeling to a spot, sitting, out for the toy, return, sit and drop it in my hand.
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