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    Default How to Teach Dora to Fetch???

    How the hell can I do this??? I have NO idea, have being trying for the past half hour, she just drops the ball when I call her.

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    Do you use her name when you call her? Usually we just use come on, but not Ralphs name, slap thighs as you say this and bend down to be closer to the ground for the dog to come up with the ball!
    Not all dogs play fetch and return.

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    I don't use her name, I say 'come back here' to which she promptly drops the ball to and runs. Ive tried all sorta of things like 'come on' 'over here' etc. but all of them end the same way - with her licking my face and the ball a couple of meters away. When she brings over the ball on those rare times I give her lots of praise and treats when I have them with me. She usually get a few minutes of pats for returning the ball.

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    It does take a lot of sessions to have your dog return the ball regularly. Some dogs may take months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    Do you use her name when you call her? Usually we just use come on, but not Ralphs name, slap thighs as you say this and bend down to be closer to the ground for the dog to come up with the ball!
    Not all dogs play fetch and return.
    only took me 2years to figure this one out lol (our gsd dog was not a returner..she was a fetcher and run away-er)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    only took me 2years to figure this one out lol (our gsd dog was not a returner..she was a fetcher and run away-er)
    Yeah, there are quiet a few like that. Ralph returns with the ball, but doesn't want to give it up, you have to play tug with the ball to get it back!

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    The pups will fetch and return then decide to sit and chew the ball. I let them call the shots.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    Yeah, there are quiet a few like that. Ralph returns with the ball, but doesn't want to give it up, you have to play tug with the ball to get it back!
    Lex does the same, except trying to get it off him is a epic battle of witts and strength i some times have to sit down and play tug of war, other wise he will just drag me across the park. But if i really want to get it of him ill just say let go and he will... i never taught him to fetch or let go.. it was all auto for lex... strange?

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    Unless they are a natural retriever then I teach fetch with the dog on a light lead, have two toys and treats.

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    Good idea, MAC.
    Oh, Im so sorry, I've being meaning to call you, but havent gotten around to it! When is a good time to call in the next few days?

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