Recently I have been having a bit of trouble getting Ira to return with the retrieve toy, no matter what kind of toy that was. even though he has been getting training for this behaviour since he was a tiny puppy, this is still one of his problem areas.
I decided to start using an alternative reward because he enjoys play with toys sometimes more than getting tasty food pieces.
Watch the video to see what happened.
One of the things that I like to do when getting a new dog is to be prepared.
When two of our dogs suddenly went deaf, we had to do some training with a recall hand signal. The dog KIND OF knew the hand signal but not totally, so we did some work on it.
This reminded me that it is a good thing to be prepared in case of different situations. This behaviour is not hard to teach and can and should be done with even a puppy. Then you won't have to worry if your dog goes deaf in the future.
This month we are participating in VEDA - vlog or video every day in August. We are also starting our new feature - fun dog fridays.
Post a picture of your dog having fun on Friday and use #fundogfriday. I will hopefully find it and retweet or repost on Twitter or Instagram.
Today JoJo and Ira had fun playing for a half an hour.