Okay, let’s talk about how to train a dog
to retrieve. Now most dogs, this is part retriever, part lab, are going to have a tendency to
want to retrieve. A lot of the training to retrieve is going to be made easier by having
a dog that’s a little bit smarter. Some of the breeds that aren’t quite as smart aren’t
going to want to retrieve. Now as you can see, I’ve already got her attention here.
She seems more interested in the ball than the stick. And just by throwing it, and starting
to use her name right when she picks it up, you should be able to get her to come back.
She’s going to have the urge to follow this no matter what. Getting her to bring it back
to me rather than bury it is the part that requires a little practice. Come on, bring
it back! Bring it back! Bring it back! And sit. And sit. Sit. Sit. Good dog. Let’s try
it with a stick this time. Go get it! And bring it back! Bring it back! And sit. Good
dog. So, using the name when the toy is out there, is going to be one of the best assets