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    i taught my dog to fetch in the backyard first. Using food, just roll the ball away a little and then when the dog picks the ball up, show it the food as bait to bring the ball back. Not sure its as easy with all dogs though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I guess you could try teaching targetting, eg dog targets a ball on a stick and then you teach a go out to the ball on a stick further and further away until you have a go out and back without any throwing or walking on your part.

    My dog isn't all that interested in retrieve - especially if there are distractions around so I never bothered with a throwing stick - all that does is make it further for me to walk to get the ball myself. She will chase another dog chasing their ball and take the ball if the other dog "gives" it to her ie fails to grab the ball itself.

    There's one guy at our obedience club who trains and competes in a wheel chair. Dog is pretty adaptable.

    Training the target
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    and this one - Training the "go out"
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    But you probably want to read all the articles.
    Geez Hya, you are always some clicks ahead of me

    I love using a target stick for all sorts of stuff...Such as heeling getting them onto or into things and moving them off to objects further away.
    I use targeting in heeling with Katy. If she was a small dog, I would not have to bend and would use a stick. With katy I use my hand. Targeting is fun and saves your back if you have a small dog
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Geez Hya, you are always some clicks ahead of me

    I love using a target stick for all sorts of stuff...Such as heeling getting them onto or into things and moving them off to objects further away.
    I use targeting in heeling with Katy. If she was a small dog, I would not have to bend and would use a stick. With katy I use my hand. Targeting is fun and saves your back if you have a small dog
    Another great tip, Hyacinth and Newfsie! My dog's fairly small, which can be hard on my back sometimes. Will look into the targetting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    i taught my dog to fetch in the backyard first. Using food, just roll the ball away a little and then when the dog picks the ball up, show it the food as bait to bring the ball back. Not sure its as easy with all dogs though
    Fetch he is a natural at thankfully it is Zeke's ocd thing getting a thrower next time I am at the shops
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