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  1. Teaching terrier to fetch

    Dog Training Forum
    I have an energetic little mixed terrier. I've been doing clicker training with her for a some basic tricks (sit, stay, paw, jump) with food rewards. It works pretty well. She needs more exercise, so my goal is to eventually go out to a field near my house and have her repeatedly run after a...
  2. Adventures in DIY toy-making

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    I've been trying for a while making a rope toy with two Kong balls. Using regular rope (Nylon) was a big bust. Within seconds I could see fibers flying off. Yesterday I tried combining two toys, taking a rope/floss toy and untying its knots to add two Kong balls. Well... she loved it...
  3. Not so interested in Fetch play

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    I don't know if this is a phase, or she's just one of those dogs that doesn't care for fetch play (I've had at least one of those). Her prey drive is pretty strong (chases bugs and geckos without fail), and she does pretty well on the first two or three tries. But after that, even when she knows...
  4. Teaching dogs to know their toys by name

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    Hi All: Recently I have been teaching my dog to learn his toys by name. I made a video of my Corgi fetching different Star Wars toys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5t7tnJMwr4 My dog is very good at fetching them all correctly when I go in the same order every time. But sometimes when I...
  5. chuck it ball size for 18 lb dog? (sorry, didn't know where else to post it)

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    I've looked at Amazon, Chuck It's site, etc. and I'm not finding a good consensus on what size ball to use for my 18 pounder. Apparently the balls are 2" for the small and 2.5" for the medium. I'd really prefer to get the medium because I'm on a budget and I understand you can use regular tennis...
  6. Training to fetch

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    I can't get Lincoln to play fetch no matter how many times I have tried. She has been trained to sit, down, leave-it, stay, come - all the basic commands, but I can't get her to fetch, not even once. She either chases after the ball/toy and takes it in a corner to play with on her own or she...
  7. All I Want to do is Play Fetch!

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    I've read sososoo many threads on getting my puppy to play fetch with me, but she's completely 0% interested in the game. Okay... I'm selling her short. She's about 10% interested in the game. The only way I can get her to even go after the ball is if I either chase her, or race her to the...
  8. Introducing Luna to Swimming for the First Time

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    How do I Introduce a Dog to Swimming? Hey guys! My fiance and I are going to be moving back to BC, which means lots and lots of water and beaches and lakes! :) Anyhow, it will be Luna's first time around "big water" I've never had to teach a dog to swim before and any advice would be great. I...
  9. He is disinterested in toys...

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    I'm trying to train my dog to fetch and I've read various posts and sites that suggested giving treats when they nose at a toy and then pick it up. Eventually having them pick it up and bring it to you. I've been trying this to no avail and my dog is not interested in any toys or balls. He...
  10. Hello, I'm looking for training advice...

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    I recently got a new (to me) dog from a shelter and I'm working on training him. I'm looking for specific help on a problem I'm having. He's been real quick to pick up on the basics but I'm having difficulty getting him to pick up objects. I've tried various tactics to get him to pick up...
  11. Border collie frisbee problems

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    So my Border collie benji is a fetch addict at 6.5 months of age. Returns the frisbee every time and is getting better at catching it out of the air. The only problem is that he doesnt chase after it while its in my hand. He wont circle around me to get a running start. He just stares at me...
  12. Fun in the snow!!

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    I'm visiting my mom down in CT just in time for this huge snow storm we just got hit with. Here is my mom's dog Elmo having some fun in the snow. I wish my dog Bella was here to enjoy it with him but she is back in NC.
  13. How do I tain the dog to fetch laser pointer marked items

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    a crack head is to crack as my dog (Venus, black lab mix) is to a ball, she can never get enough of fetch even when she is exhausted and can barely stand she will try to get it, a lot of times she looses sight of the ball and can"t find it so i thought of using a laser pointer, exited i point it...
  14. Teaching Retrieve/Fetch

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    Hello everyone! So I have a Icelandic Sheepdog, 3,5 months old. Quite active and eager to work. I thought that teaching him to play fetch would help do some more activity outdoors (As well as helping for other "tricks" such as picking up stuff). I have tried the method: praise when he holds on...
  15. Retrieve... then run away and chew

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    Hi, all. This is my first post here. My wife and I adopted a 2-year-old lab/pit mix almost a year ago. He has been great - very obedient, smart, and already with a lot of training in the basics. One thing we cannot get him to do, however, is bring a ball / toy back to us when we play fetch. He...
  16. Silly dog...

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    I am looking for fun ways to play with my dog and nice activities to keep him busy. The thing is that he doesn't like tennis balls, sticks, squeakies, and generally any other toy that I have presented to him. He plays fetch every now and then because I taught him to do so, but he doesn't seem to...
  17. My pup won't pay attention to me at a dog park

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    I have a german shepherd x labrador retriever mix (DANTE) pup who will turn 1 in a few days. He was a shelter rescue. The first two weeks, he was a shy and afraid guy. I spent lots of time with him, and took him around to dog parks and friends houses to meet other people and dogs. He would...
  18. Help teaching our border collie to fetch the rest of the way...

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    Hi all, We have a 7 and 1/2 month old Border Collie that is absolutely obsessed with fetch. She will fetch ANYTHING. When we're inside, she will bring my every one of her toys to throw. She will put toys in my lap to throw! However, when we're outside she will chase after a ball or her flying...
  19. training to fetch

    Dog Training Forum
    hi, im an owner of a 1 year old lhasa bischon mix. ive been clicker training her since ive had her. she knows the basic commands and a few tricks, like stand on two feet, weave though my legs, and jump. she also knows how to run after a toy, the start of fetching. but i cant seem to get her to...
  20. Tennis Balls That Last

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    I am new to this forum and could not find the answer to this through searching, though it might be out there.... I have a pit bull mix that we rescued. She is 4. She loves to play ball but the tennis balls never last. In less than 5 minutes of playing retrieval, they ball splits in half. I...
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