Bentley was outside briefly tonight with me without his big Sis. I threw a tennis ball... and said "FETCH"... off he ran, grabbed the tennis ball and brought it back to me. I said "drop it" as he was beside me and took it away.. he retrieved numerous times.
I was surprised as he is only 15 weeks. ;D
Definately sounds like a natural - better keep your arm warm as it will likely be throwing a lot of balls.
Sharon, loved by Moose & Sky
Sounds like a natural to me.
Sure sounds like it.
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I'm convinced some are "born retrievers". Yours does sound like a natural.
Rocket came home to live with us when he was 7 weeks old. Within the first hour I had him, I threw a ball and he immediately went after it and brought it back to me. He's been retrieving ever since - it is his absolute favorite thing in this world to do.
Dee retrieved in the house from being 8 weeks. We were thrilled because our last Lab wasn't terribly interested. However, the outdoors were a different story. : There she basically wanted to either 1) investigate everything, or 2) try and get us to play keep-away with whatever was handy (including the object she was supposed to retrieve). In recent months her retrieving instincts have come to the surface a bit more. She will retrieve an object numerous times and give it right to you. However it helps if have a treat on the ready, and she'll only do it until she gets bored....which is usually only a few throws. On the other hand we had a poodle who would retrieve forever if you let her keep going. Now she was a natural and would contantly be pushing something at you to throw. Same with my SIL's Lab; though not quite so much as our poodle. Maybe little Bentley will be a natural too. I was a bit disappointed that neither of my Labs have had a huge retrieving desire. BTW, Bentley is adorable.
Sounds like it to me too
Roger is the same way....(THROW) "GO get it!" (pitter patter pitter patter pitter patter) "BRING it!" (Pitter patter pitter patter pitter patter drop)
Definitely sounds like a natural. Keep up the good work!
Yup sounds like a natural to me.
Mocha was like that from the time I got her she was always bringing me her toys I would throw it and she would bring it back. Now getting her to drop it was a challenge sometimes but she always brought it back.