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    DefaultRuby's big fat retrieve!

    Check it out people. I still do the when I watch it.

    Just suddenly, all about the retrieve! (Pardon the mess in behind, we're under renovations )


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    DefaultRe: Ruby's big fat retrieve!

    Wohooooo Ruby! You look fantastic! So cool to see you in action!

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    that's awesome! Ruby's pretty clever and it's nice to see her on camera!
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    WONDERFUL! WHOO HOO! Nice catch to work on her hold, too.
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    That's pretty well where we are at Susan. She puts her fuzzy little face in my hand for me to remind her to hold. In a perfect world, I wouldn't have to, and she'd sit closer to me too, but I am not going to worry about that for now, just lots of praising on the hard part.

    Keep in mind this is a dog who one week ago would look at the dumbell and say 'If you wanted it so bad, why'd you throw it away?' So we're getting there.

    Uploading the second vid....more of a trouble shooter.

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    DefaultRe: Ruby's big fat retrieve!

    'If you wanted it so bad, why'd you throw it away?'
    Our 13 week old lab currently will fetch...... maybe about 5 times in a row and then she gets that same expression on her face!! It's so cute.... but she's improving. Can't wait till Milly holds her ball / dumbelll etc like Ruby does!
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    Good Job Ruby!

    I knew she'd get it eventually ;D

    Now, more important than her retrieve is... why do you practice in a padded room, LOL!!! What's up with all that padding around the room???


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    ROTFL, shouldn't everyone practice in a padded roomevery now and again?

    Its insulation~! Its one of those big steel buildings. circa ~ 1989., see where the drywall is just going up, it used to be dark brown panelling.


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    DefaultRe: Ruby's big fat retrieve!

    Here's the second video.



    Can someone tell me whether I am doing the whole "she picked it up wrong' thing right? I can't get a straight answer. For the most part, I am rewarding the actual retrieve, but doesn't reward her for picking it up wrong. She doesn't get released and we just start over.

    Is that the right thing to do?

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    DefaultRe: Ruby's big fat retrieve!

    What a thing of beauty! She's retrieving. As for picking it up by the end--almost every dog does that. Think about it from their perspective--in someways it is easier to pick it up that way. I don't make a big deal of it just do what you do and set it right. They get the idea. A little later you can work on some pick up drills that will help inforce a correct pick up and hold. But, right now keep her going!
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